Description : The most up-to-date narrative history of Japan from prehistoric times through 1997, written especially for students and general readers.
Description : A history of Japan from ancient times to today explores Japan's impact on the modern world and examines its unique past and culture to explain its achievements and responses to world events.
Description : This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the Kamakura Shogunate, Hojo family, Ashikaga Shogunate, Oda & Toyotomi families, Tokugawa Shogunate, the beginning of the Meiji, relations with Korea, Russia and the Chino-Japanese war of 1894, ending with the Russo-Japanese war of 1904.
Description : First published in 1903, this three volume set deals with the history of Japan from its origins to the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Drawing for the first time on Japanese, European and Latin sources, this classic text was the first comprehensive study of Japanese history in English, contributing to an understanding of Japan by Westerners at the time. The three volumes deal with the origins of Japan to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1542, the century of foreign intercourse, 1542-1651, and the Tokugawa Epoch, 1652-1868.
Description : 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.
Description : The History of Japan: Ura and Omote, is an anthology that provides readers with a fresh and interesting look at Japanese history. It brings together, in one volume, the narratives not typically included in academic texts and the familiar stories that are covered repeatedly by scholars. The narratives are the ura, the backstory to history, while the more typical inclusions are the omote, the stories that are usually front and center in textbooks. By offering readers both uraand omote, this book shows that there is great depth and intrigue intertwined with what is familiar. By including stories that are less known, and even controversial, the book gives readers a deeper understanding of what makes Japan so interesting. The History of Japan begins with an examination of Corruption Theory, discussing diverse views on the effects of corruption. These ideas then run through the text and topics, providing new insight into many aspects of Japanese culture. Some of the topics in subsequent chapters include: - The Samurai - The Meiji Restoration - The Yakuza - Postwar Japanese Politics - The Violent Politics of Modern Japan Expansive, yet detailed and deep, The History of Japan: Ura and Omote is ideal for upper-division courses on Japanese history and culture. It can also be used as a supplement to traditional textbooks. Eric Messersmith is a lecturer at the Institute for Asian Studies, Florida International University. He received his B.A. from the University of Miami, his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Dr. Messersmith has long been interested in Japan and Japanese Culture. He lived in Kyoto for many years and was an assistant professor at Kinran College in Osaka. While in Japan he became educated about traditional Japanese culture. He is ordained as a practicing Tea Master of the Urasenke School in Kyoto. He holds the rank of 6th dan, jun hanshi in the martial art of Shorinji Kempo. Dr. Messersmith is a member of the Southeast U.S.-Japan Society, and a regular seminar contributor. He also serves as Executive Director of the Japan Cultural Foundation in Miami.
Description : Explains the structure of the feudal society, describes the rise of economic life and tells of the impact of Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Bibliographical notes
Description : An authoritative history of Japan from the sixth century to the present day and of a society and culture with a distinct sense of itself, one of the few nations never conquered by a foreign power in historic times until the 12th century. 35 illustrations.