History of Japan: Revised Edition

Tuttle Publishing, 2011/08/30 - 408 ページ
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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TWO Yamato
The Hōryūji facing page 72
FOUR Culture in the Nara Period
FIVE Government in the Heian Period
MirokuBosatsu 72
SIX Heian Literature
TWELVE SixteenthCentury Japan
Detail from the scroll Matsuzaki Tenman Engi 178
THIRTEEN Administration Under the Tokugawa
FOURTEEN Society and Culture in Early Modern Japan
Portrait of Hideyoshi 250
FIFTEEN The Meiji Era and Policies for Modernization
Detail from the scroll Rō no Yawa 251
SIXTEEN From Consensus to Crisis 191237

SEVEN Religion in the Heian Period
EIGHT Architecture and Art in the Heian Period
Itsukushima Shrine 162
NINE Rule by the Military Houses
The Vigor of Economic
ELEVEN Buddhism in the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods
No musician playing a handdrum 162
Threshing rice a post1950 scene between pages 31819
Tokyo commuters
SEVENTEEN Solutions Through Force
Reference Map of Japan Frontispiece

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