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作者 Takii, Kazuhiro, 1967-
書名 Itō Hirobumi. English
伊藤博文 : 知の政治家. English
Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution / Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray
出版項 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
國際標準書號 9780415838863 (hbk.)
9781315818979 (ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  B 952.031092 T136    在架上    30550100561255
 人文社會聯圖  DS884.I8 T3513 2014    在架上    30600020086279
說明 xiv, 250 pages : Illustrations ; 24 cm
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系列 Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; no. 94
Nichibunken monograph series ; no. 16
Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia (2005) ; 94
Nichibunken monograph series ; no. 16
附註 "First edition published as Ito Hitobumi : chi no seijika [伊藤博文 : 知の政治家], as part of the Nichibunken monograph series no. 16 in 2010 by Chuo Koron Shinsha"--Title page verso
"The brilliant and influential statesman, Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909), and the first prime minister of Japan's modern state, has been poorly understood. This biography attempts to set the record straight about Itō's thought and vision for Japan's modernisation based on research in primary sources. It outlines Itō's life: the son of a poor farmer, he showed exceptional talent as a boy and was sent to study in Europe and the United States. He returned home convinced that Western civilisation was the only viable path for Japan. Following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Ito became a powerful intellectual and political force behind reforms of Japanese laws and institutions aimed to shape a modern government based on informed leadership and a knowledeable populace. Among his many achievements were the establishment of Japan's first constitution--the Meiji Constitution of 1889, and the founding in 1900 of a new type of constitutional party, the Rikken Seiyukai (Friends of Constitutional Government), which, reformulated after 1945, became the Liberal Democratic Party that has dominated Japanese politics in the postwar period. Concerning Itō's role as Japanese Resident-General in Korea from 1905, the author argues that Ito's aim, not understood by either the Japanese home government or Koreans themselves, was not to colonize Korea. He was determined to modernise Korea and consolidate further constitutional reforms in Japan. This aim was not shared by others, and Itō resigned in 1909. He was assassinated the same year in Manchuria by a Korean nationalist. The Japanese language edition of this book is a bestseller in Japan, and it received the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities, one of Japan's most prestigious publishing awards"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-235) and index
主題 Itō, Hirobumi, 1841-1909
Itō, Hirobumi, 1841-1909 -- Political and social views
Statesmen -- Japan -- Biography
Prime ministers -- Japan -- Biography
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1868-1912
Constitutional history -- Japan
Alt Author Takechi, Manabu, translator
Murray, Patricia, editor
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