A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower

  • Kenneth G. Henshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  5. Kenneth G. Henshall
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-288

About this book


In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japan's progress through its entire history to its current status as an economic, technological, and cultural superpower. A key factor is a pragmatic determination to succeed. Little-known facts are also brought to light, and the latest findings used.


history Japan myths state Superpower war

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Henshall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-34662-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-36918-4
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