History of Japan: Revised Edition
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:
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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The Hōryūji facing page 72
FOUR Culture in the Nara Period
FIVE Government in the Heian Period
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
administration Amida army artists Ashikaga Asia authority bakufu Benkei Buddha Buddhist buildings bureaucratic cabinet capital central century China Chinese Confucian constitution court cultural daimyo domain early economic emperor force foreign Fujiwara Genji genrō Heian period Hideyoshi Hōnen idea Ieyasu imperial important industry Japanese history Kamakura Korea Kūkai Kyoto Kyushu land leaders living Manchuria Meiji constitution Meiji period military Minamoto minister Modern Japan monks Monogatari Moreover Murasaki Nara Nara period Nihon shoki Nikki Nobunaga official Osaka painting party peace plays poems political Prefecture Prince Shōtoku provinces Reform regent religion religious remained rice rule rulers Saichō samurai Satsuma sects Shingon Shinto shōen shogun social society Soga style success Taika Taika Reform Taira temples Tendai throne Tokugawa period Tokyo took trade traditional troops University Press vassals village warriors Western Yamato Yoritomo Yoshitsune