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The Resource Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution, Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray

Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution, Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray

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Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution
Title
Itō Hirobumi
Title remainder
Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 952.03/1092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS884.I8
LC item number
T3513 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia
  • Nichibunken monograph series
Series volume
  • 94
  • no. 16
Label
Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution, Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray
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Publication
Note
"First edition published as Ito Hitobumi : chi no seijika, as part of the Nichibunken monograph series no. 16 in 2010 by Chuo Koron Shinsha"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword
  • Introduction
  • Encounter with Western civilization
  • A constitution for Japan : building the foundation
  • Itō the constitutional evangelist
  • Creating a society for knowledge : the Seikyūkai
  • Consolidating the national structure : the constitutional reforms of 1907
  • Itō and China
  • Fostering governance in two countries
Control code
zmeld1 b10015788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781317818472
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013034331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn863631936
Label
Itō Hirobumi : Japan's first prime minister and father of the Meiji Constitution, Takii Kazuhiro ; translated by Takechi Manabu ; edited by Patricia Murray
Publication
Note
"First edition published as Ito Hitobumi : chi no seijika, as part of the Nichibunken monograph series no. 16 in 2010 by Chuo Koron Shinsha"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword
  • Introduction
  • Encounter with Western civilization
  • A constitution for Japan : building the foundation
  • Itō the constitutional evangelist
  • Creating a society for knowledge : the Seikyūkai
  • Consolidating the national structure : the constitutional reforms of 1907
  • Itō and China
  • Fostering governance in two countries
Control code
zmeld1 b10015788
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9781317818472
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013034331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn863631936

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