A History of Japan

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Wiley, Jun 27, 2000 - History - 660 pages
This authoritative and accessible book charts the history of Japan from c.8000 bc to the 1990s.

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Comprehensive and accessible: I had the good fortune to use (the first edition of) Conrad Totman's "History of Japan" in a series of introductory Japanese history courses for which I also read large ... Read full review

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One of the most complete, unbiased and comprehensive books on the history of Japan. The book covers the forming of the archipelago to 1990 in clear-cut and precise language, A most complete textbook which is easily read and understandable.

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About the author (2000)

Conrad Totman is Professor Emeritus at Yale University. He has also taught Japanese history at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at Northwestern University. He is the author of ten previous books, including Japan before Perry: A Short History (1981), Early Modern Japan (1993), and Pre-industrial Korea and Japan in Environmental Perspective (2004).

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