Japan: Its History and Culture / Edition 3

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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

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
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
13 Expansion, liberalism, and militarism 168
14 Manchukuo, the China war, and World War II 178
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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