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Japan: History of Japan: The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower.

By Rui Kanda

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (74 pages)

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History of Japan: The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower. Now tell us – did you ever like Japan? Do you know anything about its history, or just what you learned from television and anime, in general? That’s a good starting point, anyway. If you want to delve deeper into Japanese history, in chronological order, and see the main events that transformed Japan into what it is today, you’ve just hit the Jackpot. What will you learn from this book? Among others: - The main stages in Japanese history, from the most ancient one, the Jomon period to Imperial Japan. Each of them will be explained so that everybody can understand them, without technical terms that harden the absorption of information. - Japan during the Middle Ages. - Everything about shoguns, shogunates and all other forms of governance. - The situation in Japan during World War II and after that - The most important battles between Japan and the United States of America - The fall of the Empire of Japan - Japanese politics - The catastrophic Japanese deflation that ruined the economy for decades on end - Japanese culture and what makes it so unique in the world - Valuable information on anime and manga as distinct avatars of Japanese culture - The tourism in Japan and why it is so important for the economic growth of the state This book is for you, no matter if you are a student or a professor, or you just want to learn more about Japanese culture and history.

Japan: A History in Art

By Bradley Smith

Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Released: 1971-07-13
Hardcover (295 pages)

Japan: A History in Art
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The history and cultural heritage of Japan is recorded through twenty centuries of artistic expression

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present

By Andrew Gordon

Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (432 pages)

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present
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A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Third Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. It takes students from the days of the shogunate--the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family--through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization; and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Author Andrew Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster.

New to the Third Edition

* The previous edition's final chapter has been extensively revised for the third edition. Retitled "Japan's 'Lost Decades", it now covers the timespan from 1989 through 2008.
* An entirely new final chapter examines Japan's tumultuous recent history in a global context. Beginning with the financial crisis of 2008, it takes readers up to the traumatic events of 3/11/11, and through the aftermath of this disaster. The chapter includes a color insert with maps and photographs that document the cataclysm.
* More "voices" of ordinary people integrated into the narrative
* Increased coverage of cultural history topics, such as anime and manga

The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

By Roger J. Davies

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Released: 2002-03-15
Paperback (280 pages)

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  • JAPANESE PEAOPLE ATTITUDES, BEHAVIOR PATTERNS, AND COMMUNICATION STYLES
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In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture.

Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverance), giri (social obligation), haragei (literally, "belly art"; implicit, unspoken communication), kenkyo (the appearance of modesty), sempai-kohai (seniority), wabi-sabi (simplicity and elegance), and zoto (gift giving), as well as discussions of child-rearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society. It includes discussion topics and questions after each chapter.

All in all, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society; an invaluable resource for anyone—business people, travelers, or students—perfect for course adoption, but also for anyone interested in Japanese culture.

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Now available separately, Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations is a fascinating journey through Japan's rich cultural history.

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (Modern Library War)

By John Toland

Brand: Modern Library
Released: 2003-05-27
Paperback (976 pages)

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (Modern Library War)
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This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened—muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox.”

In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. In his Foreword, Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun, it is “that there are no simple lessons in history, that it is human nature that repeats itself, not history.”

Japan: A Documentary History: v. 1: The Dawn of History to the Late Eighteenth Century

By David J. Lu

Brand: M E Sharpe Inc
Paperback (322 pages)

Japan: A Documentary History: v. 1: The Dawn of History to the Late Eighteenth Century
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An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this two volume book presents in a student-friendly format original Japanese documents from Japan's mythological beginnings through 1995. Covering the full spectrum of political, economic, diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history, this classroom resource offers insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilisation. This volume covers up to the late 18th century. Three major criteria used in the document selection were that: the selection avoids duplication with other collections - 75% of the documents presented here are newly translated; a document accurately reflects the spirit of the times and the life-styles of the people; and emphasis is on the development of social, economic and political institutions.

A Concise History of Japan (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By Brett L. Walker

Cambridge University Press
Released: 2015-02-26
Paperback (359 pages)

A Concise History of Japan (Cambridge Concise Histories)
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To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.

Japan: A Modern History

By James L. McClain

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Paperback (752 pages)

Japan: A Modern History
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Japan: A Modern History provides a comprehensive narrative that integrates the political, social, cultural, and economic history of modern Japan from the investiture of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 to the present.



 
 
 

 
 
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