History of Japan

ISBN-10: 1405123591
ISBN-13: 9781405123594
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Conrad Totman
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List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman's authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism. Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow. Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations. Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

List of Illustrations
Conventions Used
Acknowledgements
Preface
Maps
Introduction
Beginnings
Geology, Climate, and Biota
From Origins to Agriculture
The Age of Dispersed Agriculturalists (400 BCE - 1250 CE)
Political Consolidation to 671 CE
Establishing the Ritsuryo Order (672-750)
Ritsuryo Adaptation and Decay (750-1250)
Classical Higher Culture (750-1250)
The Age of Intensive Agriculture (1250-1890)
The Centuries of Disorder (1250-1890)
Medieval Higher Culture (1250-1550)
Establishing the Bakuhan Order (1550-1700)
The Age of Growth (1590-1700)
Stasis and Decay (1700-1850)
Crisis and Redirection (1800-1890)
The Age of Industrialism: Early Decades (1890-Present)
Early Imperial Triumph (1890-1914)
Early Imperial Society and Culture
Later Imperial Politics and Economy (1914-1945)
Later Imperial Society and Culture (1914-1945)
Drift to Disaster (1914-1945)
Entrepreneurial Japan: Politics and Economy (1945-1990)
Society and Environment (1945-1990)
The Culture of Entrepreneurial Japan (1945-1990).Epilogue: Japan Today and Tomorrow
Endnotes
Appendices
A. Tables I-X.B. Chinese Words: Wade-Giles & Pinyin Orthographies
C. Glossary of Japanese Terms
D. Supplemental
Readings
Index

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