The Emperors of Modern Japan

The Emperors of Modern Japan

Author: Ben-Ami Shillony

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004168220

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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The book offers a fascinating picture of the four emperors of modern Japan, their institution, their personalities and their impact on the history of their country. Leading scholars from Japan and other countries have contributed essays which treat this subject from various angles.
The Emperors of Modern Japan
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Ben-Ami Shillony
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BRILL

The book offers a fascinating picture of the four emperors of modern Japan, their institution, their personalities and their impact on the history of their country. Leading scholars from Japan and other countries have contributed essays which treat this subject from various angles.
The End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan (Revised Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Lawrence J. Zwier, Mark E. Cunningham
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

How did the end of the shoguns pave the way for modern Japan? Between the eighth and twelfth centuries, emperors ruled Japan. But powerful families gained the loyalty of the samurai - the emperors' warriors. In 1185 one local lord took control as shogun, leader of the samurai armies. For
Emperor of Japan
Language: en
Pages: 922
Authors: Donald Keene
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Donald Keene, the preeminent authority on Japanese literature, crafts a definitive and vivid history of the life and times of the emperor who opened Japan to the West. When Emperor Meiji began his rule, in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, and cut
Splendid Monarchy
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Takashi Fujitani
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-02-12 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Using ceremonials such as imperial weddings and funerals as models, T. Fujitani illustrates what visual symbols and rituals reveal about monarchy, nationalism, city planning, discipline, gender, memory, and modernity. Focusing on the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Fujitani brings recent methods of cultural history to a study of modern Japanese nationalism for
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Herbert P. Bix
Categories: East Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01 - Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

A biography of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, one of the most hated World War II leaders. It reveals Hirohito's reputation as a peaceful, abused emperor to be a fiction and argues that he was, in fact, firmly in control of his troops and all major decisions right up until his