A History of Japan by Richard Mason
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This is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan.

Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990's. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture. Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book.

A History of Japan, Revised Edition includes:Archaic Japan—including Yamato, the creation of a unified state, the Nana Period, and the Heian periodMedieval Japan— including rule by the military houses, the failure of Ashikaga Rule, Buddhism, and the Kamakura and Muroachi Periods periodsEaly Modern Japan—including Japanese feudalism, administration under the Tokugawa, and society and culture in early modern JapanModern Japan—including The Meiji Era and policies for modernization, from consensus to crisis (1912-1937), and solutions through force
This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies.
 

About Richard Mason

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Richard Mason graduated from Cambridge University. He received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University where he subsequently lectured on Japanese history as a member of the Faculty of Asian Studies for over thirty years. Dr. Mason is also the author of Japan's First General Election (Cambridge University Press, 1969). Now retired, he continues to live and work in Canberra.John Caiger was born in Japan, graduated from Sydney University,and studied history at the University of London. He earned his Ph.D. from the Australian National University before joining its Faculty of Asian Studies where he has lectured since 1966.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 408 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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