Japanese Culture / Edition 4

Japanese Culture / Edition 4

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by Paul Varley, Paul Varley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824821521

ISBN-13: 9780824821524

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Praise for the third edition:
"This is a masterpiece of much in little space. It neatly surveys over 2,000 years of the arts, religion, and cultural peculiarities (e.g., the tea ceremony) of one of the most cultivated of nations. It leaves virtually no major individual, religious sect, genre and style of visual art, form of literary expression, variety of…  See more details below

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Praise for the third edition:
"This is a masterpiece of much in little space. It neatly surveys over 2,000 years of the arts, religion, and cultural peculiarities (e.g., the tea ceremony) of one of the most cultivated of nations. It leaves virtually no major individual, religious sect, genre and style of visual art, form of literary expression, variety of theater, or influence of extra-Japanese origin unconsidered. It nonetheless admirably retains its focus, ignoring the temptation to relate history that doesn't impinge on cultural developments. What's more, Varley writes superbly lucid prose.... A superior one-volume introduction to Japanese culture." --Booklist high praise as an accurate and well-written introduction to Japanese history and culture. This widely used undergraduate text is now available in a new edition. Thoroughly updated, the fourth edition includes expanded sections on numerous topics, among which are samurai values, Zen Buddhism, the tea ceremony, Confucianism in the Tokugawa period, the story of the forty-seven ronin, Mito scholarship in the early nineteenth century, and mass culture and comics in contemporary times.

Author Bio: Paul Varley is emeritus professor at Columbia University and Sen Soshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawai'i.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824821524
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
329,392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Major Periods and Cultural Epochs of Japanese History
Chinese Dynasties Since the Time of Unification Under the Han
Author's Notes
1The Emergence of Japanese Civilization1
2The Introduction of Buddhism19
3The Court at Its Zenith48
4The Advent of a New Age77
5The Canons of Medieval Taste91
6The Country Unified140
7The Flourishing of a Bourgeois Culture164
8Heterodox Trends205
9Encounter with the West235
10The Fruits of Modernity271
11Culture in the Present Age304
Notes353
Glossary363
Selected Bibliography367
Index373

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Japanese Culture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kapiolani More than 1 year ago
great book
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