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Japan : its history and culture

W. Scott Morton, J. Kenneth Olenik

McGraw-Hill, c2005

4th ed

  • : pbk

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注記

Previous ed.: 1994

Chronology: p. 301-320

Bibliography: p. 321-323

Includes index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

This work offers a fascinating look at Japan's complex history. This revised fourth edition of the popular work, "Japan: Its History and Culture", stretches from the nation's earliest known civilization (about 30009 BCE) to the present. Delightfully written in a continuous narrative form, it traces the many aspects of Japanese art, religion, the imperial court, militarism, race, geography, and agriculture, and carefully analyzes the rich social, political, and economic life of Asia's wealthiest nation. This new edition also covers the fascinating new developments in Japan. Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years.Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country, and the authors document and explain these changes. Seamlessly blending current events, politics, and cultural elements, the authors provide a riveting account of a nation often misunderstood by the West. More than a chronicle of names and date, this book also casts fascinating sidelights on significant personalities, works of literature, and historic events. A brief chronology offers a quick and easy means of reference. Richly anecdotal and vividly illustrated with a map and many photographs, this book presents a panoramic view of Japan, old and new. 'Comprehensive, thorough, and sensitive, it covers the whole of Japanese activity to the present day. At last there exists a full and balanced assessment of what Japan means' - "The London Times Literary Supplement".

目次

List of Illustrations vii Foreword by Marius B. Jansen ix Preface to the Fourth Edition xi Introduction 1 1 The Origins and Early History of the Japanese 4 2 The Introduction of Chinese Thought and Culture 16 Asuka Period: 552-710 3 The Stimulating Effect of Chinese Culture 28 Nara Period: 710-794 4 The Japanese Pattern 36 Early Heian Period: 794-857 Late Heian or Fujiwara Period: 858-1158 5 The Rise of the Warrior Class and the Gempei War 52 End of the Heian Period: 1158-1185 6 Government by the Military Shogun 68 Kamakura Period: 1185-1336 7 The Ashikaga Shogunate 81 Nambokucho: 1336-1392 Muromachi: 1392-1573 8 The Golden Age of Japanese Art 88 1378-1490 9 The Unification of Japan 101 Sengoku-Jidai, the Period of the Country at War: 1534-1615 10 Japan in Isolation 119 The Tokugawa Shogunate: Part I, 1615-1715 11 The Winds of Change 134 The Tokugawa Shogunate: Part II, 1716-1867 12 The Meiji Restoration and the Modernization of Japan 147 1868-1914 13 Expansion, Liberalism, and Militarism 168 1914-1931 14 Manchukuo, the China War, and World War II 178 1931-1945 15 Postwar Japan 190 16 Japan Today-Economy 199 17 Japan Today-Foreign Affairs and Political Life 231 18 Contemporary Japanese Society 261 Glossary 297 Chronology 301 Bibliography 321 Index 325

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA70399699
  • ISBN
    • 9780071412803
  • LCCN
    2004012713
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    New York ; London
  • ページ数/冊数
    xii, 340 p.
  • 大きさ
    23 cm
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