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The Meiji constitution: the Japanese experience of the West and the shaping of the modern state

Author: Takii, Kazuhiro ; Noble, David, translation Corporate author: LTCB International Library Trust Publisher: International House of Japan, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 195 p. : Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9784924971202Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print J10.42 .J3 T35 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Meiji Constitution The Japanese Experience of the West and the Shaping of the Modern State Contents Preface to the English Edition Introduction CHAPTER ONE vii ix The Iwakura Embassy From the Law of Nations toward a Constitution 1. The Journey Begins 2. Strange Voyage 3. Scenes from the Tour 4. The Iwakura Embassy's Perspective on National Institutions 1 1 6 12 27 CHAPTER TWO Ito Hirobumi's European Research From Constitution as Law to Constitution as National Structure 1. The Political Crisis of 188i and Itô's Return to Europe 2. Melancholy in Berlin: Heavy Weather for the Parliamentary System 3. Resurrection in Vienna: Awakening to "National Structure" 4. Later Research 60 69 84 49 49 CHAPTER THREE Yamagata Aritomo's European Tour A Different Kind of Constitutional Research 1. The Promulgation of the Meiji Constitution 2. Yamagata Aritomo's European Study Tour 3. The Other Constitutional Investigation 91 91 107 124 CONCLUSION The Meiji Constitution Seen from Abroad 131 Afterword Appendix: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN (MEIJI CONSTITUTION) Notes Primary Sources Index 145 149 163 185 187

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