The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century
This study deals with all aspects of the history of the book in Japan, from the production of manuscripts and printed books to book-collecting, libraries, censorship and readership. It also sets books in the context of Japan's cultural ties with China, Korea and Parhae. The focus is on the history of both texts and physical books. This encompasses not only books in Japanese but also books in Chinese by Chinese and Korean authors, and some Western books as well. It is an essential reference tool and bibliographic guide for all those interested in book studies, and particularly of importance for historians of Japanese culture. It is illustrated with examples taken from various collections of early Japanese books in Europe.
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THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK AND JAPAN
BOOKS AS MATERIAL OBJECTS
THE BOOK TRADE IN THE TOKUGAWA PERIOD
AUTHORS AND READERS
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