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Foundations of Constitutional Government in Modern Japan, 1868-1900

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ISBN 9780674729391

Publication Date: 01/01/1967

292 pages


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Assemblies and Constitutions, Early Meiji
  • II. Itagaki and the Movement for Parliamentary Government
  • III. Itō and Ōkuma: The Crisis of 1881
  • IV. Itō and the Drafting of the Meiji Constitution
  • V. Preparing for “Parliamentary” Government
  • VI. The Constitution in Practice: The First Diet
  • VII. Itō and Yamagata: The Nature and Role of Parties
  • VIII. The Second Itō Ministry: Itō as a Constitutional Statesman
  • IX. Itō and His “National Party”
  • X. Itō, Yamagata, and the Kenseitō: Formation of the Seiyūkai
  • Epilogue
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Index

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