A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower (3rd Revised edition)

A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower (3rd Revised edition)

By: Kenneth G. Henshall (author)Paperback

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In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japan's progress through its entire history to its current status as an economic, technological, and cultural superpower. A key factor is a pragmatic determination to succeed. Little-known facts are also brought to light, and the latest findings used.

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KENNETH HENSHALL was born in England and is professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published on a range of Japan-related topics such as history, society, language, and literature, and is author of the best-selling etymological work Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters.


Preface to the Third Edition Introduction: Japan and History From the Stone Age to Statehood: Myths, Prehistory, and Ancient History Of Courtiers and Warriors: Early and Medieval History (710-1600) The Closed Country: The Tokugawa Period (1600-1868) Building a Modern Nation: The Meiji Period (1868-1912) The Excesses of Ambition: The Pacific War and its Lead-up A Phoenix from the Ashes: Post-War Successes and Beyond Conclusion: Lessons for Aspiring Superpowers References Glossary of Japanese Terms Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230346628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2012
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9780230346628
  • weight: 356
  • ISBN10: 0230346626
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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