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Okuma Shigenobu : stateman of Meiji Japan

Lebra-Chapman, Joyce


{u014C}kuma Shigenobu was one of the most outstanding statesmen in Japan in modern times. He was one of a small group of oligarchs who, through a series of remarkably successful reforms, helped guide Japan into the modern era, and was exceptional in that he consistently urged the adoption of British-style parliamentary government when his colleagues favoured a German model. {u014C}kuma founded Japan's second major political party and can be regarded as the country's first democrat, for he...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1973
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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