The Making of Contemporary Japan
Lecture no. 24 from the course: Understanding Japan: A Cultural History
Taught by Professor Mark J. Ravina | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
What makes 1989 the turning point for contemporary Japan? Explore four pivotal moments from that year whose repercussions are still being felt in the Japan of the 21st century: the death of Hirohito, China’s Tiananmen Square Massacre, the bursting of the Japanese real estate bubble, and a dramatic stock market crash.