|LC Classifications||DS881.9 .B4 1981|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 358 p. :|
|Number of Pages||358|
|LC Control Number||81051286|
Oct 17, · While Gordon's book is titled a modern history of Japan he spends more time on Japan from the 19th-century to the present day. He skips over the Tokugawa history of Japan/5. Mar 26, · "A Modern History of Japan is the best textbook available for courses on Modern Japan and Imperial Japan. As a leading scholar on Japanese labor history, Gordon provides insightful details from the perspective of ordinary Japanese, particularly the hardships, opportunities and resistance from workers and other non-elites during Japan's industrial revolution and 5/5. "A Modern History of Japan is the best textbook available for courses on Modern Japan and Imperial Japan. As a leading scholar on Japanese labor history, Gordon provides insightful details from the perspective of ordinary Japanese, particularly the hardships, opportunities and resistance from workers and other non-elites during Japan's industrial revolution and beyond."--George Kallander, Syracuse . William Gerald Beasley was Emeritus Professor of the History of the Far East at the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University. Books by W.G. Beasley More /5.
Nov 21, · Written by a lady-in-waiting at Japan’s 11th-century imperial court in Heian (modern Kyoto), it tells the story of an impossibly perfect prince, offering along the way a series of razor-sharp. May 08, · Here are nine books for the general reader that I’ve found both entertaining and informative. 1. A History of Japan, George Sansom. The ultimate history of Japan. This three-volume edition begins with the geological formation of the archipelago and ends with the Meiji Restoration of , giving new meaning to the phrase “definitive history.”Author: Iain Maloney. “modern.” This book is called A Modern History of Japan in order to shift the balance between Japanese-ness and modernity. It tells a peculiarly “modern” story as it un folded in a place we call Japan. In other words, the modern history of Japan has been inseparable from a larger modern history of the world. The earliest written work of history to mention Japan, the Book of Han completed around 82 AD, states that Japan, referred to as Wa, was divided into one hundred kingdoms. A later Chinese work of history, the Wei Zhi, states that by AD, one powerful kingdom had gained ascendancy over the others.
In the tradition of Jonathan Spence's The Search for Modern China, an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date modern history of Japan. In a brilliant history of Japan drawn from the top down and 4/5(3). The Nippon Foundation is a Social Innovation hub that works to achieve a better society through areas like support for children, persons with disabilities and support for disaster recovery. By connecting people and organizations, we aim to achieve a society in which “all people support one another.”. Welcome to Oxford's companion web site for the third edition of A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. This site is designed for instructors and students in courses on Japan, and for general readers. Japan was part of this civilization. From earliest times she had been affected by Chinese ideas, deriving from China many important elements of her culture: her written language, most of the literary forms which it employed, her concepts of kingship and family, the Buddhist religion, the .