Table of contents

About this book


Few historians have attempted an account of Japan since 1945 yet the country's emergence as the second largest economy in the world has been one of the most dramatic and significant developments since the Second World War. Dennis Smith's work takes a deliberately historical approach in the belief that it is impossible to assess the nature of post-war Japan's achievement without first considering the significance of the pre-war and wartime legacy. It blends politics and economics, aware that in Japan the close links between the worlds of politics, government and of business deny rigid divisions.


bibliography economic growth Japan revolution

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Japan since 1945
  • Book Subtitle The Rise of an Economic Superpower
  • Authors Dennis Smith
  • Series Title Studies in Contemporary History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59024-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59025-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24126-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Japan
  • Buy this book on publisher's site