Google full text of our books:


Japan and Its World:
Two Centuries of Change
Marius B. Jansen
With a new preface by the author

Back in print

Paperback | 1995 | $38.95 | ($27.27) / £26.95 | (£18.87) | ISBN: 9780691006406
150 pp. | 5 x 8 | 12 illustrations
Add to Shopping Cart

Reviews | Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:

Long recognized as an authority on Japanese history, Marius Jansen synthesizes a lifetime of scholarship in this landmark book. Bringing together the series of Brown and Haley lectures delivered in 1975 at the University of Puget Sound, Japan and Its World continues to be a source of insight for anyone interested in the changing ideas the Japanese have had of themselves, the United States, and the Western world during the past two centuries.


"Hierarchy in Japan and its connection with Japanese images of the world have been written about many times before, but Jansen's judgment, his warm and conversational tone, and his artful skill at connecting individuals with historical trends render the story all the more intriguing. . . . A nice synthesis and a sensible introduction to the subject of how the Japanese have sought to order the outside world in a way to find their place within it."--Michael W. Donnelly, Pacific Affairs

"Jansen, one of the most prolific and stimulating western historians of Japan, has produced a remarkable, comprehensive but at the same time amazingly compact study of Japan's changing attitudes to the world."--Jean-Pierre Lehmann, History

"No other Western scholar has written so extensively or so mastered the literature on aspects of this subject."--Kenneth B. Pyle, Journal of Asian Studies

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations
Preface to the 1995 Paperback Edition
IChallenges to the Confucian Order in the 1770's7
IIWisdom Sought Throughout the World41
IIIJapan's Search for Role in the Twentieth Century75
Bibliographical Note117

This book has been translated into:

  • Korean

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Marius B. Jansen:

Subject Area:

Hardcover published in 1980

For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback $38.95 | ($27.27) ISBN: 9780691006406

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Paperback £26.95 | (£18.87) ISBN: 9780691006406

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 9/19/2015

Questions and comments to:
Princeton University Press

fall saleFall Book Sale
New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
PUP Home

Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Asian and Asian American Studies
More Choices