Brief History of Japanese Civilization

ISBN-10: 0495913251
ISBN-13: 9780495913252
Edition: 4th 2013
List price: $172.95 Buy it from $63.00 Rent it from $16.69
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: This compelling text explores the development of Japan through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history.

Used Starting from $63.00
New Starting from $125.58
Rent Starting from $16.69
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Italian Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Portuguese Grammar Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $172.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This compelling text explores the development of Japan through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history.

David Lurie, Associate Professor of Japanese History and Literature at Columbia University, specializes in the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of premodern Japan. His research concerns the development of writing and literacy; the history of linguistic thought; and Japanese and comparative mythology. His first book, Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing (2011), treated the advent of Japanese inscription and the early development of literature and other modes of writing.

Suzanne Gay is Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. Her research interests include the social and economic history of medieval Japan, with a particular emphasis on the role of commoners in history. Her monography, THE MONEYLENDERS OF LATE MEDIEVAL KYOTO, was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2001. She is currently working on the history of two merchant families of medieval Kyoto, and her next project will focus on commerce and pilgrimage in the Oyamazaki area southwest of Kyoto.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Beginnings and Foundations
The Prehistory of the Japanese Archipelago
Geography
Paleolithic Culture
Jomon Culture (c.14,500-400b.c.e.)
Yayoi Culture (c. 900 b.c.e-250 c.e.)
Political and Social Developments
The Tomb Period (Mid-Third to Late-Sixth Century c.e.)
The Yamato Kings
The Early State: Chinese and Korean Influences
Chinese and Korean Backgrounds
Overview
Buddhism
Buddhism and the State
Emergence of the Early Japanese State
The Late Tomb Period
The Seventh-Century Transition (The Asuka Period)
Nara as a Center and Symbol
Nara as a Religious Center
Documents and Structures
Literature
The Visual Arts
The End of the Nara Period
Aristocrats, Monks, and Samurai
The Heian Period
Early Heian and the Rise of the Fujiwara (794-930)
Middle Heian-Fujiwara Dominance (930-1072)
The Estates
Late Heian: Rule by Retired Emperors
The Warriors
A World Permeated by Religion
Heian Buddhism: Tendai
Esoteric Buddhism: Shingon
Pietism
Literature
The Visual Arts
Painting
The Phoenix Pavilion
The Kamakura Period in Japan
Triumph and Fall of the Taira (1156-1185)
Establishment of the Kamakura Bakufu
The Hojo Regents
Local Governance, Economy, Society
The Mongol Invasion and Its Aftermath
The Warrior and His Ideals
Religion in the Kamakura Period
The Pure Land Schools
Nichiren
Zen
Kami Worship
Religious Art
Literature
Muromachi Japan
The Kenmu Restoration (1333-1336)
The Establishment of the Ashikaga Shogunate
Government and Politics
Economy and Society
Japanese and Continental Culture
Yoshimitsu and His Age
The Noh Drama
Political Decline and Cultural Brilliance
Poetry and Painting
War and the Rise of the Daimyo
Early Modern/Late Traditional Japan
The Formation of a New Order
Unification (1573-1600)
Oda Nobunaga
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
The Invasion of Korea
Grand Castles and the Arts
Japan and Europe: First Encounters (1543-1630)
The Portuguese in East Asia
The Jesuits in Japan: Initial Success
Persecution and Closure to the West
Tokugawa Shogunate
Founding and Consolidation
Bakufu-Han Relations
Economic and Social Change
Classes and Values
The Aesthetic Culture of the Aristocracy
Genroku Urban Culture
The Print
Theater and Literature
Intellectual Currents: Confucianism
Historiography and Nativism
Dutch Learning
Reform and Its Limits
Art and Literature after the Genroku Period
Japan and the Modern World
Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji, 4787-4873
Late Tokugawa
The Bakufu (1787-1841)
Economy and Society
Reforms
Intellectual Currents
The Opening of Japan
Domestic Politics
Sonno Joi
Mixed Responses to the West
Last Years of the Shogunate (1860-1867)
The Meiji Restoration
Formation of a New Government
The Charter Oath
Dismantling the Old Order
Disaffection and Opposition
The Crisis of 1873
The Meaning of the Restoration
The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894
Political Developments
Formation of Parties
The Emperor and the Constitution
Western Influences on Values and Ideas
"Civilization and Enlightenment"
Social Darwinism
The Arts
Conservatism and Nationalism
Education
Modernizing the Economy
The Zaibatsu
The Military
Korea and the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895
The Treaty of Shimonoseki (April 1895)
Imperial Japan: 1895-1931
Late Meiji (1895-1912)
Foreign Policy and Empire Building
Economic and Social Developments
Politics
Literature and the Arts
The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the 1920s
The Taisho Political Crisis (1912-1913)
Japan during World War I
Politics and Policies (1918-1924)
Party Government (1924-1931)
Popular Culture
Fine Arts
Mingei
Literature
Intellectual Trends
Militarism and War
The Manchurian Incident: Causes and Consequences
Japanese Politics and the Road to War
War with China
Expansion of the War into a Pacific War
The Course of the War
Japan at War
Colonial East Asia during the War
The End of the War
The New Japan
The Occupation (1945-1952)
Means and Ends
Social Policies
Economic Policy
The Korean War
End of the Occupation
Late Showa
The Economy: Government and Politics
The Iron Triangle: Politicians and Bureaucrats
The Iron Triangle: Business
The 1970s and 1980s
Social Change and Quality of Life
Film
Intellectual Life and Literature
The Visual Arts
Early Heisei
The Heisei Recession
Geological Earthquakes and Political Tremors
Intellectual Discourse
Literary and Artistic Life
Afterword
International Tensions
Economic Globalization
Contending Trends
Appendix: Suggestions for Further Study
Notes
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×