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

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.  See more details below

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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.

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

Foreword
1The origins and early history of the Japanese4
2The introduction of Chinese thought and culture16
Asuka period : 552-710
3The stimulating effect of Chinese culture28
Nara period : 710-794
4The Japanese pattern36
Early Heian period : 794-857
Late Heian or Fujiwara period : 858-1158
5The rise of the warrior class and the Gempei War52
End of the Heian period : 1158-1185
6Government by the military shogun68
Kamakura period : 1185-1336
7The Ashikaga Shogunate81
Nambokucho : 1336-1392
Muromachi : 1392-1573
8The golden age of Japanese art88
1378-1490
9The unification of Japan101
Sengoku-Jidai, the period of the country at war : 1534-1615
10Japan in isolation119
The Tolugawa Shogunate : part I, 1615-1715
11The winds of change134
The Tokugawa Shogunate : part II, 1716-1867
12The Meiji restoration and the modernization of Japan147
1868-1914
13Expansion, liberalism, and militarism168
1914-1931
14Manchukuo, the China war, and World War II178
1931-1945
15Postwar Japan190
16Japan today - economy199
17Japan today - foreign affairs and political life231
18Contemporary Japanese society261

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