Japan in the Twentieth Century

Since the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95, Japan has grown into a major international power with one of the world’s largest economies. This module surveys the immense changes in Japanese politics, society and culture that have occurred in that period, and also looks at the milestones in the development of the Japanese economy. Topics discussed include the struggle between autocratic and democratic political forces, the formation of a national culture and national identity, and the attempts by intellectuals to define the essence of Japanese culture.

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