New PDF release: A Concise History of Japan (Cambridge Concise Histories)

By Brett L. Walker

ISBN-10: 052117872X

ISBN-13: 9780521178723

ISBN-10: 1107004187

ISBN-13: 9781107004184

To today, Japan's glossy ascendancy demanding situations many assumptions approximately global heritage, quite theories concerning the upward push of the west and why the fashionable international appears how it does. during this attractive new historical past, Brett L. Walker tackles key topics relating to Japan's relationships with its minorities, country and fiscal improvement, and the makes use of of technological know-how and medication. The publication starts off through tracing the country's early historical past via archaeological is still, earlier than continuing to discover existence within the imperial court docket, the increase of the samurai, civil clash, encounters with Europe, and the arrival of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a special nation's historical past with state-of-the-art environmental issues, Walker's shiny and available new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of global conflict II into the thriving kingdom of this day. it's a historical past for our occasions, posing very important questions concerning how we must always situate a nation's historical past in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.

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