A Concise History of Japan

A comprehensive and engaging new history, charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day.

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Author: Brett L. Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107004184

Category: History

Page: 359

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Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day.

A Concise History of Japanese Art

A general survey of Japanese art, including textiles, ceramics, and calligraphy as well as more traditional forms, explores the cultural and religious influences that have shaped its development

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Author: Peter C. Swann

Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International ; New York : distributor, Kodansha International through Harper & Row

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031560985

Category: Art

Page: 332

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A general survey of Japanese art, including textiles, ceramics, and calligraphy as well as more traditional forms, explores the cultural and religious influences that have shaped its development

Japan

This popular introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative and up-to-date overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history, from its ancient origins to its current position as a political and economic superpower.

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Author: Milton Walter Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0822630184

Category: History

Page: 330

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Offers reader an authoritative overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history.

Japan

Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868.

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Author: Milton W. Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742557936

Category: History

Page: 376

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The emergence of Japan as a political and economic global power has been one of the most remarkable success stories of modern history. Though small in geographic area, the archipelago is the tenth most populous country, with 128 million inhabitants crowded into an area the size of Montana. Its natural resources are almost nonexistent, yet today it ranks only second after the much larger United States as the most affluent and economically productive nation in the world. Its rich cultural heritage and high-tech society are equally vibrant. For all readers wanting to better understand this dynamic country, this popular and accessible introduction offers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic changes and relevant foreign issues in the modernizing era launched by the Meiji Restoration. Highlighting key historical events, Milton W. Meyer also includes cultural, artistic, and religious milestones. Summaries and datelines at the end of each chapter, as well as a glossary, offer additional essential reference points. With its clear explanations of Japanese traditions, religion, history, economics, politics, and relations with the West, this book provides an invaluable guide for understanding contemporary Japan.

A Hundred Years of Japanese Film

Richie offers movie buffs and serious film students a lively, comprehensive overview of Japanese cinema from the end of the 19th century to the present. Updated DVD and VHS listings feature new releases, classic films, and reviews.

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Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770029950

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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Richie offers movie buffs and serious film students a lively, comprehensive overview of Japanese cinema from the end of the 19th century to the present. Updated DVD and VHS listings feature new releases, classic films, and reviews.

Samurai

"A book about the samurai from their origins to their disappearance. It dispels a lot of myths about the samurai one might encounter in popular culture.

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Author: Michael Wert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190932947

Category: HISTORY

Page: 118

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"A book about the samurai from their origins to their disappearance. It dispels a lot of myths about the samurai one might encounter in popular culture. It describes samurai life, work, philosophy, and warfare as it changed over time from the eighth to the nineteenth century. It covers what samurai were doing when they weren't fighting, and how women and families played a role in forming the samurai class. I also describe how samurai struggled with the crisis of becoming sword-wearing bureaucrats instead of mighty warriors from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries"--

Kyushu Gateway to Japan

This book examines key themes of Kyushu’s history from earliest times – the cultural interaction with the continental mainland, settlement, location and infrastructure as well as trade and commerce – arguing that it was the principal ...

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Author: Andrew Cobbing

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9789004213128

Category: History

Page: 408

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This book examines key themes of Kyushu’s history from earliest times – the cultural interaction with the continental mainland, settlement, location and infrastructure as well as trade and commerce – arguing that it was the principal stepping-stone in terms of Japan’s cultural, social and economic advance through history up to the present day.

The Horizon Concise History of Japan

Descriptions of the nation's political, religious and social life throughout ancient and modern times, are accompanied by photographs of Japanese art and topography.

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Author: Noel Fairchild Busch

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001620751

Category: Travel

Page: 217

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Descriptions of the nation's political, religious and social life throughout ancient and modern times, are accompanied by photographs of Japanese art and topography.

Japan Emerges

Western readers gain a basic understanding of Japanese political and social development and organization since the late fifth century

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Author: Steven Warshaw

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063891328

Category:

Page:

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Western readers gain a basic understanding of Japanese political and social development and organization since the late fifth century

A Concise History of Korea

A Concise History of Korea emphasizes how Korean history can be understood as part of an interactive sphere that includes three basic areas: China, Japan, and the Manchurian/Central Asian region."--BOOK JACKET

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Author: Michael J. Seth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742540057

Category: History

Page: 257

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A Concise History of Korea emphasizes how Korean history can be understood as part of an interactive sphere that includes three basic areas: China, Japan, and the Manchurian/Central Asian region."--BOOK JACKET

A Concise History of the War Between Japan and China

Bogen om den kinesisk-japanske krig 1894-1895 blev skrevet endnu inden krigens ophør.

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Publisher: Osaka : Z. Mayekawa ; Tokyo : Y. Okura

ISBN: UCAL:$B52959

Category: Chinese-Japanese War, 1894-1895

Page: 87

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Bogen om den kinesisk-japanske krig 1894-1895 blev skrevet endnu inden krigens ophør. - Causes of the war; Diplomatic Negotiations; Phungdo, Asan and proclamations of war; Battle of Phyongyang; Battle of Haiyang; Invasion of chinese territory; Capture of Kinchow and Port Arthur; Operations in Manchuria; Capture of Wei-hai-wei.

Asia

This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.

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Author: Milton W. Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585114231

Category: History

Page: 608

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This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.

Japan Emerges

Western readers gain a basic understanding of Japanese political and social development and organization since the late fifth century

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Author: Steven Warshaw

Publisher: Diablo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 0872970175

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 156

Western readers gain a basic understanding of Japanese political and social development and organization since the late fifth century

A Concise History of the War Between Japan and Chin

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Author: Jukichi Inouye

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290745307

Category: History

Page: 152

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Concise Dictionary of Modern Japanese History

This is a concise, reliable guide to the people, places, events, and ideas of significance from the Meiji Restoration to the present.

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Author: Janet Hunter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520045572

Category: History

Page: 347

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This is a concise, reliable guide to the people, places, events, and ideas of significance from the Meiji Restoration to the present.

A Concise History of Korea

Now in a fully revised and updated edition including new primary sources and illustrations, this comprehensive book surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present.

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Author: Michael J. Seth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538128992

Category: History

Page: 616

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Now in a fully revised and updated edition including new primary sources and illustrations, this comprehensive book surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. Michael J. Seth explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage from their inception to the two Korean states of today. Telling the remarkable story of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and adopted from abroad, Seth describes how various tribal peoples in the peninsula came together to form one of the world’s most distinctive communities. He shows how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the world of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, fell victim to Japanese expansionism, and then became arbitrarily divided into two opposed halves, North and South, after World War II. Tracing the post-war years since 1945, the book explains how the two Koreas, with their deeply different political and social systems and geopolitical orientations, evolved into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising start, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, with a globally competitive economy, a democratic political system, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. North Korea, by contrast, became one of the world’s most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Seth describes and analyzes the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, formerly one tight-knit society. Throughout, he adds a rare dimension by placing Korean history into broader global perspective. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.

A Concise History of Modern Korea

Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell victim to Japanese imperialist expansionism, and then was arbitrarily divided in ...

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Author: Michael J. Seth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538129050

Category: History

Page: 356

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Now in a fully revised and updated edition including new primary sources and illustrations, this comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global context, Michael J. Seth describes how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society first fell victim to Japanese imperialist expansionism, and then was arbitrarily divided in half after World War II. Seth traces the postwar paths of the two Koreas—with different political and social systems and different geopolitical orientations—as they evolved into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising start, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, with a globally competitive economy, a democratic political system, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. By contrast, North Korea became one of the world's most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Considering the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, Seth assesses the insights they offer for understanding not only modern Korea but the broader perspective of world history. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.