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A history of Japan / Hisho Saito ; translated by Elizabeth Lee.

By: Saito, Hisho
Contributor(s): Lee, Elizabeth
Call number: 952 S158H Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge library editions : Japan ; v. 44Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2013, c1912. Description: x, 260 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780415845731 (pbk.).Subject(s): Japan -- History
Introduction: The earliest inhabitants of Japan. Origin of the Japanese. The oldest historical sources -- First period: From the beginning of the empire to the fall of the Soga family. 1, Foundation of the Japanese empire. The first emperor. 2, Relations with Korea. Struggles with the native races. State of civilization. 3, The subjection of Korea. 4, The introduction of Chinese culture into Japan. Economic progress of the nation. 5, The rebellion of Korea. 6, The beginnings of Buddhism in Japan. 7, The regency of the Crown Prince Shokoto. Direct intercourse with China. Further introduction of Chinese culture and of Buddhism. 8, The fall of the Soga family -- Second period: From the Taika reforms to the fall of the Taira family. 1, The Taika reforms. 2, The Ainu insurrection. End of Japanese rule in Korea. Continuation of reform. 3, Reforms of the first Taiho year. 4, The seven courts of Nara. Buddhism, art and learning. 5, Foundation of the town of Kioto. The great period of learning and further progress of Buddhism. 6, The increasing power of the Fujiwara. 7, Futile attempts to destroy the power of the Fujiwara. Art and learning of the period. 8, The beginnings of the feudal system. 9, The Fujiwara family as guardians of the state. Japanese influence on Chinese civilization. 10, Abolition of government by guardians of the Fujiwara family, and emperors who had abdicated. Growing power of the Taira and Minamoto. 11, Strife in the imperial family supremacy of the Taira and Minamoto. 12, Hostility between the Taira and Minamoto. 13, Supremacy and fall of the Taira -- Third period: From the foundation of the Kamakura Shogunate to the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate (feudal period). 1, Foundation of the Kamakura Shogunate by the Minamoto family. Their supremacy and their fall through the Hojo family. 2, Establishment of the supremacy of the Hojo family. Fainéant Shoguns and Skikken. 3, Repulse of Mongolian attempts at invasion. 4, Art, learning and religion at the time of the Kamakura Shogunate. 5, Division of the imperial line. Abolition of the Shogunate. 6, Reign and fall of Go-Daigo-Tenno. 7, Dynasties of the North and South. 8, The Muromachi Shogunate. 9, The disorders of the Onin years and the struggle for the supremacy of Kamakura. 10, The age of Higashiyama. Art, literature and learning. 11, The heroic age, (1478-1573). 12, Relations with foreign lands. 13, Oda Nobunaga. 14, The conquest and union of the whole empire by Toyotomi-Hideyoshi. 15, Toyotomi-Hideyoshi’s foreign enterprises. 16, The decisive battle between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa families. Victory of the Tokugawa family. 17, Establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate. 18, Bushido. 19, Relations with foreign countries. 20, Spread and suppression of Christianity. 21, The reigns of Ieyasu’s successors. Flourishing state of art and learning. Beginning of economic progress. 22, The most flourishing period of the Tokugawa Shogunate. 23, End of the great period of prosperity of the Tokugawa Shogunate. 24, The awakening of a public opinion. Intellectual tendencies towards the revival of the imperial power and the opening of the country to Europeans. 25, Conclusion of the first commercial treaty. 26, Fall of the Shogunate. Restoration of the imperial power -- Fourth period: Meiji. 1, Beginning of the Meiji age. 2, Reaction against the new system of government. 3, Introduction of constitutional government. 4, Relations of Japan with Russia and with Korea. 5, The Chino-Japanese war. 6, The revision of the commercial treaties. 7, The Chinese troubles. 8, The Russo-Japanese War.
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