History of Japan: Revised Edition

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Tuttle Publishing, Aug 30, 2011 - History - 408 pages
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A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan.

Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990's. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.

Also included is an in-depth analysis of the Japanese religion, Japanese arts, Japanese culture and the Japanese People from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies. Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book.

A History of Japan, Revised Edition includes:
  • Archaic Japan—including Yamato, the creation of a unified state, the Nana Period, and the Heian period.
  • Medieval Japan— including rule by the military houses, the failure of Ashikaga Rule, Buddhism, and the Kamakura and Muroachi Periods periods.
  • Ealy Modern Japan—including Japanese feudalism, administration under the Tokugawa, and society and culture in early modern Japan.
  • Modern Japan—including The Meiji Era and policies for modernization, from consensus to crisis (1912-1937), and solutions through force.

This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is a vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese Language.

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A stupendos book that goes straight through Japanese history from prehistory to late 1970s. Required in Australian Asian Studies. Read full review


TWO Yamato
FOUR Culture in the Nara Period
FIVE Government in the Heian Period
SIX Heian Literature
Sōshi and Genji Monogatari
SEVEN Religion in the Heian Period
The Muromachi Bakufu at Its Height
ELEVEN Buddhism in the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods
TWELVE SixteenthCentury Japan
THIRTEEN Administration Under the Tokugawa
FOURTEEN Society and Culture in Early Modern Japan
FIFTEEN The Meiji Era and Policies for Modernization
Domestic Politics and the Transition

EIGHT Architecture and Art in the Heian Period
NINE Rule by the Military Houses
The Hōjō Regency
SIXTEEN From Consensus to Crisis 191237
SEVENTEEN Solutions Through Force

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