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Modern Japan: A History in Documents

By JAMES l. HUFFMAN OXFORD, UK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004. 155 PAGES, PAPERBACK, ISBN: 0-765613-36-0 There is no shortage of fine textbooks on the history of modern Japan. But all- from the old standards authored by Peter Duus, Mikiso Hane and Kenneth Pyle, to more recent volumes from Andrew Gordon, James McClain, and Conrad Totman- follow the same familiar formula. All are long, content-rich, chronological narratives written in the dispassionate, authoritative voice of a detached, ...

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