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Beasley, W. G. (William G.) 1919-2006

Overview
Works: 72 works in 513 publications in 6 languages and 12,249 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: DS881, 952
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Most widely held works by W. G Beasley
The modern history of Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

116 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sociaal-economische en politieke geschiedenis van Japan sedert het begin van de 19e eeuw
The rise of modern Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the political, economic, and social changes in Japan from the 1960s to 1989
The Japanese experience : a short history of Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Japanese Experience is an authoritative, lucid, and concise history of Japan from the sixth century to the present day. It is the history of a society and a culture with a distinct sense of itself, one of the few nations never conquered by a foreign power in historic times (until the twentieth century) and the home of the longest-reigning imperial dynasty that still survives. Regarded as a minor Asian state until the late nineteenth century, Japan transformed itself into a major power in the twentieth century." "Throughout The Japanese Experience W.G. Beasley, a leading authority on Japan and the author of a number of acclaimed works on Japanese history, examines the changing society and culture of Japan and considers what, apart from the land and the people, is specifically Japanese about the history of Japan."--Jacket
The Meiji restoration by W. G Beasley( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese imperialism, 1894-1945 by W. G Beasley( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler Japans historie herunder udenrigspolitik fra 1894-1945
Select documents on Japanese foreign policy, 1853-1868 by W. G Beasley( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Japan : aspects of history, literature, and society( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain and the opening of Japan, 1834-1858 by W. G Beasley( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissue in paperback (with new Introduction) of the 1951 classic analysis of the crucial years leading up to the Meiji restoration in which Britain provided Japan with its wealth and power model
Historians of China and Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

43 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and Europe by W. G Beasley( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a hundred years the Japanese have looked to the West for ideas, institutions and technology that would help them achieve their goal of 'national wealth and strength'. In this book a distinguished historian of Japan discusses Japan's 'cultural borrowing' from America and Europe. W.G. Beasley focuses on the mid-nineteenth century, when Japan's rulers dispatched diplomatic missions to the West to discover what Japan needed to learn, sent students abroad to assimilate information and invited foreign experts to Japan to help put the knowledge to practical use. Beasley examines the origins of the decision to initiate direct study of the West at a time when western countries counted as 'barbarian' by Confucian standards. Drawing on many colourful letters, diaries, memoirs and reports, he describes the missions sent overseas in 1860 and 1862, in 1865-1867 and in the years after 1868, in particular the prestigious embassy led by Iwakura in 1871-1873. The book also tells the story of the several hundred students who went overseas in this period. It concludes by assessing the impact of the encounters on the subsequent development of Japan, first by examining the later careers of the travellers and the influence they exercised (they included no fewer than six prime ministers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), and then by considering the nature of the ideas they brought home
Modern Japan : aspects of history, literature and society( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Japan : aspects of history, literature, and society by W. G Beasley( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected writings of W.G. Beasley by W. G Beasley( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the teaching of Far Eastern history by W. G Beasley( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis of Japanese foreign policy in the nineteenth century; an inaugural address delivered on 10 May 1955 by W. G Beasley( Book )

7 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perry mission to Japan, 1853-1854 by W. G Beasley( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan and the West in the mid nineteenth century: nationalism and the origins of the modern state by W. G Beasley( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of Japanese imperialism : the Creighton Trust Lecture 1984, delivered before the University of London on Monday 19 November 1984 by W. G Beasley( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Commonwealth and its contribution to the Occupation of Japan, 1945-8-( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians of China and Japan; historical writings on the peoples of Asia by W. G Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Japanese experience : a short history of Japan
Alternative Names
Beasley, W. G.

Beasley, W. G. 1919-2006

Beasley, W. G. (William Gerald)

Beasley, William G.

Beasley, William G. 1919-2006

Beasley, William Gerald

Beasley, William Gerald, 1919-

Beasley, William Gerald 1919-2006

W. G. 비즐리

William G. Beasley academic, author, Japanologist

William G. Beasley Brits historicus (1919-2006)

비슬리, W. G. 1919-2006

비슬리, 윌리엄 G. 1919-2006

비즐리, W. G. 1919-2006

비즐리, 윌리엄 G. 1919-2006

ビーズリー, W. G.

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The Japanese experience : a short history of JapanJapanese imperialism, 1894-1945Great Britain and the opening of Japan, 1834-1858Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and EuropeCollected writings of W.G. BeasleyThe Perry mission to Japan, 1853-1854