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The History of Japan: Second Edition (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool.

Roughly the same size as the state of California, the island nation of Japan is one of the world's most densely populated nations-not to mention an economic powerhouse and a mecca of advanced technology. But the Land of the Rising Sun did not always lead the world with its success in the automobile industry, innovative electronics, and powerful stock market. Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool.

Book News Annotation:

The second edition of this summary of Japanese history has been revised to include new chapters on the Heisei Era and the latest cultural developments that have occurred since the first edition was published in 1999. Perez (Asian history, Illinois State U.) organizes this material in chronological order, ranging from early and feudal eras through World War II and Japan's emergence as a world leader in technology and economics. The author writes in a clear and easy-to-understand style that makes this volume appropriate for both students and general readers. Appendices include a list of notable people during the history of Japan, the Sat-Cho Oligarchy and a list of Japanese premiers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool.

Synopsis:

This updated narrative of Japan's history is an absolute must-have for high school and public library shelves.

About the Author

LOUIS G. PEREZ is Professor of Asian History at Illinois State University. He is also the author of Daily Life in Early Modern Japan (Greenwood, 2001).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313364426
Author:
Perez, Louis G.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Perez, Louis
Subject:
History
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Japan History.
Subject:
World History-Japan
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
9.30x6.00x1.00 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Louis G. Perez revisits Japan's turbulent past and recent events in the past decade and 21st Century in this revised and fully expanded second edition of The History of Japan, a must-have for all high school and public libraries. This essential resource provides readers with a comprehensive look at Japan's long and rich history, examining its politics, culture, philosophy, and religious beliefs throughout the ages. Also included are up-to-date discussions of political situations, environmental issues, and even a glimpse into the cultural lives of the Japanese today. Students will learn who the Japanese are today, and how the past has shaped their contemporary society. An updated timeline, appendices, and glossary, along with an illustrative bibliographical essay that includes both print and electronic sources, round out this valuable reference tool.
"Synopsis" by , This updated narrative of Japan's history is an absolute must-have for high school and public library shelves.
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