Japan and the World

Essays on Japanese History and Politics in Honour of Ishida Takeshi

  • Gail Lee Bernstein
  • Haruhiro Fukui

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ways of Seeing the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Development, Authority and Conformity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Patricia G. Steinhoff
      Pages 78-94
  4. Political Institutions and Practices

  5. Japan’s Impact on the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Gail Lee Bernstein, Haruhiro Fukui
      Pages 245-251
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 252-294

About this book


This volume focuses on Japan over the last one hundred years, with special emphasis on the twentieth century and the contemporary period. Chapters on cultural, intellectual and economic history, domestic politics and foreign relations trace the complex and multi-faceted process through which Japan has been transformed from an isolated agricultural society to an economic world power and model for the other developing nations. The authors demonstrate the adaptibility of Japan's native tradition in its encounter with the world beyond its own shores, and show how many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and society have been transformed while others have survived, giving contemporary Japan that distinctive flavour of an old insular culture which continues to delight and baffle foreign and native scholars alike.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gail Lee Bernstein
    • 1
  • Haruhiro Fukui
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ArizonaUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaUSA

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