A History of Japan: Revised Edition
A classic of Japanese history, this book is still 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:
This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is an vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese Language.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: A History of JapanUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
Good overview but a little dated, the mid-90s are now twenty years old. Would be interesting to see the authors' take on the Japanese recession and the Fukushima disaster and Shinzo Abe's very nationalist policies. Read full review
Review: A History of JapanUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
Should have been called "A history of Japanese Buddhism" as it rushes through everything not related to Buddhist worship or art. Read full review