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Brief History of Japanese Civilisation

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ISBN-10: 0618915222

ISBN-13: 9780618915224

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Conrad Schirokauer, Suzanne Gay, David Lurie

List price: $166.95
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This compelling text explores the development of Japan through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through its economic, political, and social history. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of Japan.
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Book details

List price: $166.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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.

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.

Beginnings and Foundations
The Prehistory of the Japanese Archipelago
The Early State: Chinese and Korean Influences
Chinese and Korean Backgrounds
The Emergence of the Early Japanese State
Aristocrats, Monks, and Samurai
The Heian Period
The Kamakura Period in Japan
Muromachi Japan
Early Modern/Late Traditional Japan
The Formation of a New Order Consolidation (1573-1600)
Japan and Europe: First Encounters (1543-1630)
Tokugawa Shogunate
Japan and the Modern World
Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji, 1787-1873
The Meiji Restoration
The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894
Imperial Japan: 1895-1931
The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the 1920s
Militarism and War
The New Japan
The Occupation (1945-1952)
The New Japan (1952-1989)
From 1989 into the New Century