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Japanese historians and the national myths, 1600 - 1945 : the age of the gods and Emperor Jinmu

Author: John S Brownlee
Publisher: Vancouver UBC Press [u.a.] 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback reprView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive study of modern Japanese historians and their relationship to nationalism and how they interpreted ancient myths of their origins.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Brownlee
ISBN: 0774806451 9780774806459
OCLC Number: 248071153
Description: VIII, 256 S Ill
Contents: Part I: The Tokugawa Period 1. Hayashi Razan (1583-1657) and Hayashi Gaho (1618-80): Founders of Modern Historical Scholarship 2. Dai Nihon Shi [History of Great Japan] 3. Arai Hakuseki (1657-1725) and Yamagata Banto (1748-1821): Pure Rationalism 4. Date Chihiro (1802-77): Taisei Santen Ko [Three Stages in the History of Japan] 5. The Resistance of National Scholars Part II: The Modern Century 6. European Influences on Meiji Historical Writing 7. The Beginnings of Academic History 8. The Kume Kunitake Incident, 1890-2 9. The Development of Academic History 10. The Southern and Northern Courts Controversy, 1911 11. Eminent Historians in the 1930s: The Betrayal of Scientific History 12. The Commission of Inquiry into Historical Sites Related to Emperor Jinmu, 1940 13. Tsuda Sokichi (1873-1961): An Innocent on the Loose Epilogue: Historical Scholarship, Education, and Politics in Postwar Japan
Responsibility: John S. Brownlee
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This work would constitute an excellent introduction to the modern history of the discipline of Japanese history up to the end of the Pacific war. -- Herman Ooms Canadian Journal of History Brownlee Read more...

 
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