Japan: Its History and Culture / Edition 3

Japan: Its History and Culture / Edition 3

by W. Scott Morton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070434239

ISBN-13: 9780070434233

Pub. Date: 12/28/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Beginning with its earliest known civilization (about 3,000 B. C. ),Japan: It's History and Culture traces aspects of Japanese religion,art,militarism,and agriculture and analyzes the social,political,and economic life of Asia's wealthiest nation. Richly anecdotal,this book casts fascinating sidelights on significant Japanese personalities,works of

Overview

Beginning with its earliest known civilization (about 3,000 B. C. ),Japan: It's History and Culture traces aspects of Japanese religion,art,militarism,and agriculture and analyzes the social,political,and economic life of Asia's wealthiest nation. Richly anecdotal,this book casts fascinating sidelights on significant Japanese personalities,works of literature,and historic events,and the characteristic of the Japanese culture to adopt other's material for their own.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viiForeword by Marius B. Jansen ixPreface to the Fourth Edition xiIntroduction 11 The Origins and Early History of the Japanese 42 The Introduction of Chinese Thought and Culture 16Asuka Period: 552–7103 The Stimulating Effect of Chinese Culture 28Nara Period: 710–7944 The Japanese Pattern 36Early Heian Period: 794–857Late Heian or Fujiwara Period: 858–11585 The Rise of the Warrior Class and the Gempei War 52End of the Heian Period: 1158–11856 Government by the Military Shogun 68Kamakura Period: 1185–13367 The Ashikaga Shogunate 81Nambokucho: 1336–1392Muromachi: 1392–15738 The Golden Age of Japanese Art 881378–14909 The Unification of Japan 101Sengoku-Jidai, the Period of the Country at War: 1534–161510 Japan in Isolation 119The Tokugawa Shogunate: Part I, 1615–171511 The Winds of Change 134The Tokugawa Shogunate: Part II, 1716–186712 The Meiji Restoration and the Modernization of Japan 1471868–191413 Expansion, Liberalism, and Militarism 1681914–193114 Manchukuo, the China War, and World War II 1781931–194515 Postwar Japan 19016 Japan Today—Economy 19917 Japan Today—Foreign Affairs and Political Life 23118 Contemporary Japanese Society 261Glossary 297Chronology 301Bibliography 321Index 325

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