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Heritage of Japanese Civilization - 03 edition

Heritage of Japanese Civilization (ISBN10: 0135766125; ISBN13: 9780135766125)
ISBN13: 978-0135766125
ISBN10: 0135766125

Summary: For survey courses in the History of Asia, and the History of Japan.

This short survey of the rich and long history of Japan, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field, provides an overall framework from its origins to today. It presents traditions in every field of the arts and literature, political changes, economic advancements, and developments in society, commerce, and culture. Features :
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  • Comparative, historical perspective sections--Conclude each chapter.
  • Emphasizes that similar processes occur in widely divergent societies, but reminds students that such similarities are usually embedded in dense structures that are quite dissimilar.
  • Boxed translations from original sources--i.e., letters; essays; speeches; poems; and passages from stories.
  • Tells students what people actually thought and felt, illuminates history, and reminds them that Japanese in the past had many of the same hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, aspirations and disappointments that we have today.
  • Numerous maps throughout--Displays configurations and shows most of the places named in the text.
  • Underscores how Japan's history has been influenced by its geography.
  • Review questions.
  • Helps students grasp each chapters most important themes.
  • Bibliographies.
  • Encourages students to obtain further information and more detailed analyses than found in the text.
...show more
Summary: For survey courses in the History of Asia, and the History of Japan.

This short survey of the rich and long history of Japan, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field, provides an overall framework from its origins to today. It presents traditions in every field of the arts and literature, political changes, economic advancements, and developments in society, commerce, and culture. Features :
  • Comparative, historical perspective sections--Conclude each chapter.
  • Emphasizes that similar processes occur in widely divergent societies, but reminds students that such similarities are usually embedded in dense structures that are quite dissimilar.
  • Boxed translations from original sources--i.e., letters; essays; speeches; poems; and passages from stories.
  • Tells students what people actually thought and felt, illuminates history, and reminds them that Japanese in the past had many of the same hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, aspirations and disappointments that we have today.
  • Numerous maps throughout--Displays configurations and shows most of the places named in the text.
  • Underscores how Japan's history has been influenced by its geography.
  • Review questions.
  • Helps students grasp each chapters most important themes.
  • Bibliographies.
  • Encourages students to obtain further information and more detailed analyses than found in the text.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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