The making of modern japan charts these changes the social engineering begun with the founding of the shogunate in 1600 the emergence of village and castle towns with consumer populations and the diffusion of samurai values in the culture. Hirohito and the making of modern japan 2000 isbn 978 0 06 019314 0 is a book by herbert p bix covering the reign of emperor hirohito of japan from 1926 until his death in 1989 it won the 2001 pulitzer prize for general non fiction. This is the definitive work of modern era japan jansens work is a chronicle of not just the rise of railroads of factories the modern firearm electricity and gas the telegraph milk and other interesting developments of early modern japan. Librarything review user review missizicks librarything marius b jansens the making of modern japan is a thoroughly researched but approachable tome that debunks a few western myths about japans relationship with the wider world under the tokugawa regime . The making of modern japan marius b jansen the belknap press of harvard university press cambridge massachusetts london england
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