This popular and accessible introduction offers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic changes and relevant foreign issues in the modernizing era launched by the Meiji Restoration. Highlighting key historical events, Milton W. Meyer also includes cultural, artistic, and religious milestones. Summaries and datelines at the end of each chapter, as well as a glossary, offer additional essential reference points. With its clear explanations of Japanese traditions, religion, history, economics, politics, and relations with the West, this book provides an invaluable guide for understanding contemporary Japan.

Japan: A Concise History

SKU: 047715
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  • ISBN

    9780742541177
  • Authors

    Meyer, Milton W.
  • Extent

    361
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2009
  • Publisher

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