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Gordon, Andrew 1952-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 234 publications in 5 languages and 10,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Publishing director
Classifications: DS881.9, 952
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Most widely held works by Andrew Gordon
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present by Andrew Gordon( Book )

53 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative new history of Japan highlights the connections between Japanese history and world history in general. 48 halftones. Maps. In this sweeping narrative, Andrew Gordon paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. Gordon takes us from the days of the shogunate-the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family-through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century, the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization, and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster. But the true originality and value of his approach lies in his close attention to the non-elite layers of society. Here we see the influence of outside ideas, products, and culture on home life, labor unions, political parties, gender relations, and popular entertainment. Gordon shows the struggles to define the meaning of Japan's modernization, from villages and urban neighborhoods, to factory floors and middle managers' offices, to the imperial court. Most important, he illuminates the interconnectedness of Japanese developments with world history, demonstrating how Japan's historical passage represents a variation of a process experienced by many nations. Japan forms one part of the interwoven fabric of modern history. As head of the prestigious Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Gordon is one of the foremost American authorities on Japanese society. In this striking book, he brings all his knowledge and deep personal experience to bear, providing the most comprehensive portrait to date of Japan and its place in the wider world
Postwar Japan as history by Andrew Gordon( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. --From publisher's description
The evolution of labor relations in Japan : heavy industry, 1853-1955 by Andrew Gordon( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor and imperial democracy in prewar Japan by Andrew Gordon( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical perspectives on contemporary East Asia( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wages of affluence : labor and management in postwar Japan by Andrew Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the Japanese enterprise system, the workplace and reveals a complex history of contest and confrontation. The Japanese model produced a dynamic economy which owed as much to coersion as to happy consensus. Managerial hegemony was achieved only after a bitter struggle that undermined the democratic potential of postwar society. It draws on examples across Japanese industry, focusing mainly on steel and iron. This industry was the centre of the country's economic recovery and high-speed growth, a site of corporate managerial strategy and important labour union initiatives
The rules of the game : Jutland and British naval command by Andrew Gordon( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Battle of Jutland eighty years ago in May 1916, 250 warships of the two most powerful fleets in the world clashed in an encounter which might potentially have reshaped forever the political map of Europe and the world beyond. In the event, though one in ten of the ships went to the bottom, and 9,000 men died, its consequences were less spectacular. The British Grand Fleet, which lost more ships and many more men than did its German opponent, had already enjoyed most of the strategic advantages of a victorious fleet before the action, and continued to do so afterwards in, if anything, even greater measure. However, the battle became an enduring source of controversy not so much over the outcome but rather over the handling of the much superior British fleet. There had clearly been important failures of communication and command. This book explores those failures, revealing their origin in conflicting styles of command and different understandings of the rules of the game. In fact it digs far deeper than the events of 31st May 1916, and traces the conflict of style back into the heady days of the Victorian Empire, when the Royal Navy was assimilating the advent of mechanization, and forming its future combat doctrine in the artificial conditions of peacetime. Andrew Gordon shows how the gallant admirals of the First World War were taught their trade, and how the doctrinal rifts exposed by Jutland were by no means new. But the significance of his book is far wider than that. By showing how far the Victorian suffocation of Nelsonic values was caused by doctrines and attitudes that tend to arise in times of peace, he identifies issues that may hold eternal relevance to the fighting services
Public spheres, private lives in modern Japan, 1600-1950 : essays in honor of Albert M. Craig( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ashio riot of 1907 : a social history of mining in Japan by Kazuo Nimura( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabricating consumers : the sewing machine in modern Japan by Andrew Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. Andrew Gordon traces the machine's remarkable journey into and throughout Japan, where it not only transformed manners of dress, but also helped change patterns of daily life, class structure, and the role of women. As he explores the selling, buying, and use of the sewing machine in the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon finds that its history is a lens through which we can examine the modern transformation of daily life in Japan. Both as a tool of production and as an object of consumer desire, the sewing machine is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the middle class, of the female consumer, and of the professional home manager as defining elements of Japanese modernity
Labor disputes and the emergence of the working class in Japan, 1897-1917 by Andrew Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La evolución de las relaciones laborales en Japón : la industria pesada, 1853-1955 by Andrew Gordon( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200 nian Riben shi : Dechuan yi lai de jin dai hua jin cheng = A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present by Andrew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Er shi shi ji Riben : cong Dechuan shi dai dao xian dai by Andrew Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers, managers and bureaucrats in Japan : labor relations in heavy industry, 1853-1945 by Andrew Gordon( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of the Japanese workplace : labor movements, workers, and managers by Makoto Kumazawa( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking volume, one of Japan's most insightful contemporary labor analysts assesses the "light and shadow" of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. Kumazawa brings to life the intense combination of competition and community within Japanese workplaces. He highlights dilemmas facing Japanese labor on the shop floor and in the labor movement. His discussion ranges from the role of women to issues of quality control and self-management. Highly critical of the hierarchical and undemocratic nature of Japanese industry, he offers a sympathetic view from the inside of the difficulties of surviving in the workplaces of contemporary Japan."--Jacket
Nihonjin ga shiranai Matsuzaka mejā kakumei by Andrew Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mishin to nihon no kindai : shōhisha no sōshutsu by Andrew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon rōshi kankeishi : 1853-2010 by Andrew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to world coal markets by Andrew Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present
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Andrew Gordon Amerikaans historicus

고든, 앤드루 1952-

고든, 앤드류 1952-

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Postwar Japan as historyThe evolution of labor relations in Japan : heavy industry, 1853-1955Labor and imperial democracy in prewar JapanHistorical perspectives on contemporary East AsiaThe wages of affluence : labor and management in postwar JapanThe rules of the game : Jutland and British naval commandPublic spheres, private lives in modern Japan, 1600-1950 : essays in honor of Albert M. CraigThe Ashio riot of 1907 : a social history of mining in Japan