A History of Japan by Kenneth Henshall

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In a rare collection of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to circumstance. Japan is shown to be a nation historically impelled by a pragmatic determination to succeed. The book also highlights unresolved questions and little known facts.

About Kenneth Henshall

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Kenneth G. Henshall is a graduate of the universities of London (BA), Sydney (PhD), and Adelaide (Dip Ed), and is now a professor of Japanese at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.Tetsuo Takagaki is a graduate of the universities of Wakayama (BA) and San Francisco State (MA). He is the author of several publications on Japanese language and linguistics.
Published January 1, 1999 by Palgrave. 264 pages
Genres: History, Business & Economics, Travel. Non-fiction

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