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The Resource Samurai revolution : the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai, Romulus Hillsborough, (electronic resource)

Samurai revolution : the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai, Romulus Hillsborough, (electronic resource)

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Samurai revolution : the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai
Title
Samurai revolution
Title remainder
the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai
Statement of responsibility
Romulus Hillsborough
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from a backward country of feudal lords and samurai under the control of the shogun into a modern industrialized nation under the unifying rule of the Emperor. Japan's modern revolution spanned the third-quarter of the nineteenth century; knowledge of this history is essential to understand how and why Japan evolved into the nation it is today
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Hillsborough, Romulus
Dewey number
952.025
LC call number
DS881.9
LC item number
.H45 2014
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  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Samurai
  • Japan
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"When people wonder who they should have as an ally, they're on the wrong track. What you want is an enemy. You can't get anything done without an enemy." Katsu Kaishu, "The Shogun's Last Samurai"Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation.Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from a backward country of feudal lords and samurai under the control of the shogun into a modern industrialized nation under the unifying rule of the Emperor. Japan's modern revolution spanned the third-quarter of the nineteenth century; knowledge of this history is essential to understand how and why Japan evolved into the nation it is today.Samurai Revolution is divided into two books in one complete volume. Book I chronicles the series of tumultuous and bloody events between 1853 and 1868, collectively called the Meiji Restoration, the "dawn of modern Japan," when the shogun's government was overthrown and the Emperor was restored to his ancient seat of power. Book 2 covers the first turbulent decade of the restored monarchy in which the new Imperial government worked desperately to consolidate its power and introduce innovations that would put Japan on equal footing with Western powers that threatened to dominate it. The government clashed with disgruntled samurai who felt left behind amid the whirlwind of changes toward modernization. Highlighted is the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, a failed samurai-led uprising that brought the end of the samurai way of life.As the first comprehensive history and analysis in English examining all the key players in this epoch drama, Samurai Revolution is the result of over twenty-five years of research. Throughout the book the author quotes extensively from the journals, memoirs, histories, and letters of Katsu Kaishu, a prolific writer, founder of Japan's modern navy, and later supreme commander of the shogun's military, who earned the epithet "the shogun's last samurai." These original translations give an insider's view, which along with the grand historical narrative provide readers with an unparalleled insight into this most momentous period in Japanese history
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Samurai revolution : the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai, Romulus Hillsborough, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-601) and index
Contents
The fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu (1853 -- 1868). The outsider -- The outsider steps in -- The outsider steps back -- The rise of Imperial Japan (1868 -- 1878). The outsider takes control -- The outsider and the imperial government
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OCM1bookssj0001322130
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Isbn
9784805312353
Lccn
2015490788
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001322130
Label
Samurai revolution : the dawn of modern Japan seen through the eyes of the shogun's last samurai, Romulus Hillsborough, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-601) and index
Contents
The fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu (1853 -- 1868). The outsider -- The outsider steps in -- The outsider steps back -- The rise of Imperial Japan (1868 -- 1878). The outsider takes control -- The outsider and the imperial government
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001322130
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Isbn
9784805312353
Lccn
2015490788
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001322130

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