Japan : A Documentary History: The Dawn of History to the Late Tokugawa Period Century / Edition 1

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Overview

An updated and expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this compilation of primary documents presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Dr. Lu, readings translated from the original Japanese that cover the full spectrum of political, economic, and diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history in a time span that ranges from Japan's mythological beginnings to the present. The past indeed is prologue: these documents - written by Japanese contemporaneous with the events described - provide insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563249075
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/13/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 890,128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Japanese and Chinese Names and Terms
I Dawn of Japanese History 3
II The Impact of Chinese Civilization 21
III The Early Heian Period 51
IV Rise of Feudal Institutions 81
V Kamakura Buddhism 117
VI The Development of Feudal Institutions through the Muromachi Period 147
VII From Civil Wars to Unification 171
VIII Tokugawa: Era of Peace 203
IX Intellectual Currents in Tokugawa Japan 243
X The End of the Tokugawa Rule 273
XI Early Meiji Political Development 305
XII Social and Economic Development in the Meiji Era 345
XIII Taisho Democracy 375
XIV Rise of Ultranationalism and the Pacific War 409
XV Japan under Occupation 459
XVI Politics and Problems of Security 505
XVII Emergence of an Economic Superpower 525
XVIII Heisei: Age of Uncertainty 563
XIX Bridging the Past and Present 605
App. 1 Weights and Measures - Metric and U.S. Equivalents 619
App. 2 Glossary of Japanese Terms 621
App. 3 Chronology of Japanese History 629
App. 4 Lists of Prewar and Postwar Prime Ministers 641
App. 5 Administrative Map of Japan 645
Index 651
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