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History of Japan

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In this newly revised edition of their classic work, Mason and Caiger trace the enthralling evolution of modern Japan from its early pre-history through the post-Cold War period to the collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990s. New findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture. Not merely a chronology of wars, imperial successions, and treaties, A History of Japan provides an in-depth analysis of the religion, culture, and arts of the Japanese people from the 6th century B.C. to the present. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 178 x 25mm | 340g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • col
  • 080482097X
  • 9780804820974
  • 20,422

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"Very engaging history book. It draws you in through the experiences of prominent persons in Japanese history. A definite book on Japan's history." --Goodreads "The best one-volume introduction to the history of Japan in English" --Canberra Times
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About J.G. Caiger

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.
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