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Japan : its history and culture

Author: W Scott Morton; J Kenneth Olenik
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This is a revision of the long short, illustrated cultural history of Japan, from its beginnings about 3000 BC to the present day. It is designed as a straightforward, detail-rich portrait of a nation not well understood in the West. The position of Japan on the international scene has changed markedly since the current edition was published in 1994: Japan had been a star of postwar industrial production and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morton, W. Scott (William Scott).
Japan.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005
(OCoLC)645916906
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Scott Morton; J Kenneth Olenik
ISBN: 9780071412803 0071412808
OCLC Number: 55518039
Description: xii, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The origins and early history of the Japanese --
The introduction of Chinese thought and culture: Asuka period: 552-710 --
The stimulating effect of Chinese culture: Nara period: 710-794 --
The Japanese pattern: Early Heian period: 794-857; Late Heian or Fujiwara period: 858-1158 --
The rise of the warrior class and the Gempei War: End of the Heian period: 1158-1185 --
Government by the military shogun: Kamakura period: 1185-1336 --
The Ashikaga Shogunate: Nambokucho: 1336-1392; Muromachi: 1392-1573 --
The golden age of Japanese art: 1378-1490 --
The unification of Japan: Sengoku-Jidai, the period of the country at war: 1534-1615 --
Japan in isolation: The Tokugawa Shogunate Part I, 1615-1715 --
The winds of change: The Tokugawa Shogunate Part II, 1716-1867 --
The Meiji restoration and the modernization of Japan: 1868-1914 --
Expansion, liberalism, and militarism: 1914-1931 --
Manchukuo, the China war, and World War II: 1931-1945 --
Postwar Japan --
Japan today: Economy --
Japan today: Foreign affairs and political life --
Contemporary Japanese society.
Responsibility: W. Scott Morton, J. Kenneth Olenik.
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Looks at Japan's complex history. This work covers from the nation's earliest known civilization (about 30009 BCE) onwards. It traces various aspects of Japanese art, religion, the imperial court,  Read more...

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Japan : its history and culture

by SecretiveCody (WorldCat user published 2015-07-17) Excellent Permalink

Japan : its history and culture is a good read for those interested in this island nation. It starts out very rich and detailed at the beginning and middle when discussing the Early and Middle stages of Japanese history but feels somewhat rushed in the Modern/Information age of Japans history. Would...
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