It tells you about the koffun, edo, and every period leading up to modern Japan. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Japanese companies, too, which appeared unstoppable in the 1980s, are suddenly looking for international partners to help them out of their dire financial straits, hence the recent link-up between Nissan and the French automobile company Renault, preceded by the American company Ford’s massive A Short History of Japan 2 A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun. 2,500 B.C. I love this book! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. An interesting and informative brief history, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2021. The summary hopefully provides a basic insight into the country’s tumultuous past and provides some foundations from which the unique culture and customs of today’s Japan can be understood. Book Description: The Cambridge History of Japan is the first major collaborative synthesis to present the current state of knowledge of Japanese history for the English-reading world. However, bear in mind that this does not in any way affect the quality and reliability of the information we share on the site, and it does not in any way affect the price you will pay for any book. plus shipping $15.05. free shipping worldwide. The current edition lays emphasis on the origins on Japanese civilization and culture, and critically analyzes Japanese arts, religion, and people from 600 BC to present day. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Nonetheless, the author did a great job at linking facts and events, and causes and effects to paint a comprehensive picture of Japan’s history. Not very well written. – Construction of th… If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Here are five of the best books on Japanese history. Gordon picks up exactly where Sansom’s leaves off—at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji era. 2,100 B.C. This book covers a lot of preiods of japanese history in a short and simple manner. 10,000 B.C. For this reason, this country is also known as the land of the rising sun. Archaic Japan: Yamato, the Nana and Heian periods, and the creation of a unified state. So, if you’re always interested in environmental sciences or related discourses, you would most likely enjoy this book. – Appearance of Homo Sapiens in China 2. 1,050 B.C. From its wonderful people and awesome culture to jaw-dropping giant strides in technology, the country’s present state leaves a lot of questions in the curious mind. I know it’s a Brief history but it’s possibly too brief . Description - A Brief History of Japan by Jonathan Clements. While not as detailed as I was hoping regarding the major players of the Sengoku era, the text was easy to read and kept my interest - I knew I was reading a textbook but it didn't necessarily feel that way. Clements blends culture, politics, military, economics…all with a wit and humor that carry the narrative forward and make it real." Clements gives the reader everything promised in the title, in a well researched, thoughtful, enjoyable and educational read. Please try again. During this period the arts and learning flourished. Medieval Japan: Buddhism, Kamakura and Muroachi periods, rule by military houses, and the failure of the Askikaga rule. This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is a vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese Language. Nonetheless, anyone who interested in Japanese history would love this book, a Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the bestselling books on the subject. Settled by migrants from the Asian mainland back in the mists of prehistory, Japan has seen the rise and fall of emperors, rule by samurai warriors, isolation from the outside world, expansion over most of Asia, defeat, and rebirth.One of the most war-like of nations in the early 20th century, Japan today often serves as a voice of pacifism and restraint on the international stage. While brief, it is still packed with information but allows me to go off on my own to find more information when I find something really interesting. About 1000 Ad Lady Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world's first novel The Tale of Genji a story about the life of a prince called Genji. 17,000 BC – First Ceramics in China 3. Pinterest. New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its ancient origins to its fascinating present. – Zhou Dynasty 8. Among the chapters in this Japanese history book are: The Way of the Gods: Prehistoric and Mythical Japan; A Game of Thrones: Minamoto vs. Taira; Time Warp: 200 Years of Isolation; The Stench of Butter: Restoration and Modernization; The New Breed: The Japanese Miracle – Shang Dynasty 7. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. In all, the book integrates the pageantry of Japan’s history with modern day environmental concerns. This compelling text explores the development of China and Japan through their art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history. Unable to add item to List. – Kingdom of Erlitou or Xia Dynasty 6. 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Buy Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: the Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun 1 by Jonathan Clements (ISBN: 9784805313893) from Amazon's Book Store. In its first chapter, the book gave some information about the ancient Jomon people (early hunter gatherers who lived from 14500 to 300 BC and were known for their exquisite pottery, which still remains dazzling and impressive today). Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018. I'm halfway through so far, but the writing style is great, easy to follow and quite fun. The current edition of the book covers Japan’s historical timeline from 1989 to 2008 and includes a brand-new chapter that analyzes some of the recent national problems faced by Japan, such as the 2008 financial crisis and the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that happened on March 11, 2011. Large selection and many more categories to choose from. It is believed that many persons who would not care to go into the details of Japanese history would like to get an epitome, a general idea, of what has happened during the long course of the history of Japan, Old and New. BestBooksHub.com participates actively in the Amazon Affiliate Program. Download History Books for FREE. If you’re looking to know exactly why the Japanese had made some of the mistakes they made in the past, or the exact smart approaches they adopted to successfully convert their country into one of the world’s most industrialized countries, then this book might not help your curiosity. Embed. (Third Edition), Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen, Japan - Culture Smart! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The 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. Pity then, that they don’t use this little book in class, because it manages to make thousands of years of Japanese history both accessible and enjoyable. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. While I enjoyed the book and found it informative, I have come away from it with a feeling of incompleteness. Author. 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