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The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Basil H Chamberlain
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Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan's classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and the fundamental scripture of Shinto. A more factual history called the Nihongi or Nihon Shoki... (read more)

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The Japanese Discovery of America: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
The Japanese Discovery of America: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Peter Duus
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Peter Duus (Ph. D., Harvard University) is the William H. Bonsall Professor of History at Stanford University. He has published widely on the history of modern Japan and is the editor of volume 6 of The Cambridge History of Japan. His most recent... (read more)

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Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
by Giles Milton
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An eye-opening account of the first encounter between England and Japan, by the acclaimed author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg In 1611, the merchants of London's East India Company received a mysterious letter from Japan, written several years previously by a... (read more)

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Japan Before Perry: A Short History
Japan Before Perry: A Short History
by Conrad Totman
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By 1853 Japan had been transformed from a sparsely populated land of nonliterate tribal peoples into an elaborately structured commercial society sustaining massive cities and a varied array of sophisticated cultural production. In this authoritative... (read more)

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47 Ronin
47 Ronin
by John Allyn
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47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese... (read more)

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Foreign Images and Experiences of Japan
Foreign Images and Experiences of Japan
by William Mcomie
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The first in a three-volume series, Volume 1 begins with the earliest written reports from China in the first century AD and ends with a survey of Dutch reports from 1841, which marks the point when 'Japan had been amply described in all major respects',... (read more)

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Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed
Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed
by Engelbert Kaempfer
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Engelbert Kaempfer's History of Japan was a best-seller from the moment it was published in London in 1727. Born in Westphalia in 1651, Kaempfer travelled throughout the Near and Far East before settling in Japan as physician to the trading settlement of... (read more)

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The 47 Ronin Story
The 47 Ronin Story
by John Allyn
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47 Ronin Story is the classic Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in Japan's feudal history. In a shocking clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan, there emerged the most unlikely... (read more)

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Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Un)
Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Un)
by Andrew Bernstein
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What to do with the dead? In Imperial Japan, as elsewhere in the modernizing world, answering this perennial question meant relying on age-old solutions. Funerals, burials, and other mortuary rites had developed over the centuries with the aim of... (read more)

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Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey
Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey
by Mikiso Hane
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This newly revised volume drawn from Professor Hanes classic text, Japan: A Historical Survey, presents a rich account of early Japanese history for students. Important elements of early Japanese history persist in present-day Japan more tenaciously than... (read more)

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Famous Japanese Swordsmen: Of the Two Courts Period
Famous Japanese Swordsmen: Of the Two Courts Period
by William De Lange
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From the author of the bestselling Famous Japanese Swordsmen: The Warring States comes more solid sword history in the guise of thrilling narrative. The Two Courts Period was a turning point in Japan's medieval era-a time when an unbridgeable rift... (read more)

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Lordship & Inheritance in Early Medieval Japan: A Study of the Kamakura Soryo System
Lordship & Inheritance in Early Medieval Japan: A Study of the Kamakura Soryo System
by Jeffrey P Mass
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The appearance of Japan's first warrior government, the Kamakura Bakufu, in the 1180's marked an important stage in the maturation of the provincial warrior elite. The Bakufu's emergence meant a shift in the center of gravity away from the court and... (read more)

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Early Modern Japan
Early Modern Japan
by Conrad Totman
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This thoughtfully organized survey of Japan's early modern period (1568-1868) is a remarkable blend of political, economic, intellectual, literary, and cultural history. The only truly comprehensive study in English of the Tokugawa period, it also... (read more)

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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Charles J Dunn
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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Everyday Life in Traditional Japanandlt;/iandgt; paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the... (read more)

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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tut Books. S)
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tut Books. S)
by Charles J Dunn
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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan. Authentic... (read more)

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History of Japan, 1615-1867
History of Japan, 1615-1867
by George Sansom
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This is the concluding volume of a three-volume work that culminates the life study of the West's most distinguished scholar of Japanese history. A straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1867, the three volumes... (read more)

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Shoguns Reluctant Ambassadors
Shoguns Reluctant Ambassadors
by Katherine Plummer
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A fascinating study of 11 groups of Japanese merchant sailors who were pulled out to sea by strong currents and cast adrift on foreign shores.... (read more)

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Conquest of Ainu Lands : Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion,1590-1800 (01 Edition)
Conquest of Ainu Lands : Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion,1590-1800 (01 Edition)
by Brett L. Walker
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This model monograph is the first scholarly study to put the Ainuand#151;the native people living in Ezo, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelagoand#151;at the center of an exploration of Japanese expansion during the seventeenth and... (read more)

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Travelers of a Hundred Ages: the Japanese As Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries
Travelers of a Hundred Ages: the Japanese As Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries
by Donald Keene
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At once an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the greater struggles and advances of Japanese culture, this book illuminates the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial courts, Buddhist monasteries, country inns, and... (read more)

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The Forty-Seven Ronin Story
The Forty-Seven Ronin Story
by John Allyn
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47 Ronin Story is the classic Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in Japan's feudal history. In a shocking clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan, there emerged the most unlikely... (read more)

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