Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Imperial Japan's Higher Civil Service Examinations
Robert M. Spaulding, Jr.

Paperback | 2015 | $57.50 | £48.95 | ISBN: 9780691623054
Hardcover | 2016 | $160.00 | £133.95 | ISBN: 9780691649757
444 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400876235 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Google full text of this book:
 

From 1868 to 1945 imperial Japan was governed by shifting coalitions of several dissimilar elite groups. In this historical analysis of the examination system that regulated access to the inner civil bureaucracy and shaped its political outlook, Professor Spaulding describes the steps by which Japan came to accept examinations as the key to office. The reasons for this acceptance are discussed by (1) piecing together fragmentary clues from government decrees, official memoirs, and the comparative history of Japanese higher education, political parties, and constitution, and (2) a quantitative analysis of many aspects of the civil service, showing why examinations were instituted, why they were ineffective at first, and how they worked after the system was reformed in 1899.

Originally published in 1967.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Series:

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

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

     Paperback : $57.50 ISBN: 9780691623054

    Add to shopping cart

     Hardcover : $160.00 ISBN: 9780691649757

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

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

     Hardcover  £133.95 ISBN: 9780691649757

    Add to shopping cart

     Paperback  £48.95 ISBN: 9780691623054

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 3/3/2017

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Political Science And International Relations
    More Choices