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Author Arnason, Johann Pall, 1940-
Title The peripheral centre : essays on Japanese history and civilization / Johann P. Arnason
Imprint Melbourne : Trans Pacific Press ; Portland, Or. : distributors, USA and Canada, International Specialized Book Services, 2002
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  DS821 A76 2002    AVAILABLE    30560400523822
 Modern History Library  952 A743-2    AVAILABLE    30550100373255
Descript x, 234 p. ; 23 cm
Series Japanese society series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-224) and index
Introduction: the peripheral centre and its transformations -- East Asian approaches: region, history and civilization -- Comparing Japan: the return to Asia -- Is Japan a civilization sui generis? -- State formation in Japan and the West -- Elias in Japan: state formation, military elites and organized violence -- Multiple modernities and civilizational contexts: reflections on the Japanese experience -- Miracles and mirages: comparative perspectives on Japanese capitalism
Subject Japan -- Civilization
Japan -- Social conditions
Japan -- Civilization -- East Asian influences
Japan -- Civilization -- Western influences
Capitalism -- Japan
East and West
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