Japan: Its History and Culture / Edition 3

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Overview

A concise chronology offers a quick-and-easy means of reference, but more than a compilation of names and dates, Japan presents intriguing insights on significant personalities, works of literature, and historic events. Rich with anecdotes and vividly illustrated, this book presents a panoramic views of Japan, old and new.

Since its publication in 1970, many students, travelers, business people, and other interested readers have found this one-volume work an ideal introduction to Japan. Morton now brings up to date the evolving history of the Japanese experience. Map. 38 photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070434233
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Series: Schaum's Paperbacks Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Scott Morton (New York, NY) is a full professor emeritus in

Chinese and Japanese history and culture and in ancient history

at Seton Hall University, in New Jersey.

J. Kenneth Olenik, Ph.D. (Upper Montclair, NJ) is a professor of

history at Montclair State University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
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 Tolugawa 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
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