A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan s history.
Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses Presents stimulating interventions into individual controversies
William M. Tsutsui is Professor of History at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (2004), Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan (1998), and Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation (1988).
List of Maps viii Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1William M. Tsutsui PART I JAPAN BEFORE 1600 11 1 Japanese Beginnings 13Mark J. Hudson 2 The Heian Period 30G. Cameron Hurst III 3 Medieval Japan 47Andrew Edmund Goble PART II EARLY MODERN JAPAN 67 4 Unification, Consolidation, and Tokugawa Rule 69Philip C. Brown 5 Social and Economic Change in Tokugawa Japan 86Edward E. Pratt 6 Intellectual Change in Tokugawa Japan 101Peter Nosco 7 Cultural Developments in Tokugawa Japan 117Lawrence E. Marceau PART III MODERN JAPAN: FROM THE MEIJI RESTORATION THROUGH WORLD WAR II 137 8 Restoration and Revolution 139James L. Huffman 9 Oligarchy, Democracy, and Fascism 156Stephen S. Large 10 Social and Economic Change in Prewar Japan 172Mark Jones and Steven Ericson 11 Intellectual Life, Culture, and the Challenge of Modernity 189Elise K. Tipton 12 External Relations 207Frederick R. Dickinson 13 The Japanese Empire 224Y. Tak Matsusaka 14 The Fifteen-Year War 241W. Miles Fletcher III PART IV JAPAN SINCE 1945 263 15 The Occupation 265Mark Metzler 16 Postwar Politics 281Ray Christensen 17 The Postwar Japanese Economy 299Bai Gao 18 Postwar Society and Culture 315Wesley Sasaki-Uemura 19 Japan in the World 333Glenn D. Hook PART V THEMES IN JAPANESE HISTORY 349 20 Women and Sexuality in Premodern Japan 351Hitomi Tonomura 21 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan 372Sally A. Hastings 22 Class and Social Stratification 389Ian Neary 23 Japan in Asia 407Leo Ching 24 Center and Periphery in Japanese Historical Studies 424Michael Lewis 25 Modernity, Water, and the Environment in Japan 443Gavan McCormack 26 Popular Culture 460E. Taylor Atkins 27 Rural Japan and Agriculture 477Eric C. Rath 28 Business and Labor 493Charles Weathers 29 Authority and the Individual 511J. Victor Koschmann 30 National Identity and Nationalism 528Kevin M. Doak Consolidated Bibliography 545 Index 593