A classic of Japanese history, this book is still the preeminent work on the history of Japan.
Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. 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. Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book.
A History of Japan, Revised Edition includes:
- Archaic Japanincluding 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 Japanincluding Japanese feudalism, administration under the Tokugawa, and society and culture in early modern Japan
- Modern Japanincluding 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.