A History of Japan

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Wiley, Jan 14, 2005 - History - 720 pages
This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day.
  • The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism.
  • Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow.
  • Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations.
  • Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

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About the author (2005)

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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