History of Japan - Totman, Conrad; Totman
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Provides a complete history of the region from 8000 BC to the present day. Covers all varieties of history from cultural and social to economic and environmental. .

Produktbeschreibung
Provides a complete history of the region from 8000 BC to the present day. Covers all varieties of history from cultural and social to economic and environmental. .
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 660
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. Juni 2000
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 254mm x 178mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 1221g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631214472
  • ISBN-10: 063121447X
  • Artikelnr.: 13595426
Autorenporträt
Conrad Totman is Professor Emeritus at Yale University. He has also taught Japanese history at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at Northwestern University. He is the author of ten previous books, including Japan before Perry: A Short History (1981), Early Modern Japan (1993), and Pre-industrial Korea and Japan in Environmental Perspective (2004).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Illustrations.

Conventions Used.

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Maps.

Introduction.

Part I: Beginnings.

Part II: The Age of Dispersed Agriculturalists (400 BCE - 1250CE).

Part III: The Age of Intensive Agriculture (1250-1890).

Part IV: The Age of Industrialism: Early Decades(1890-Present).

Epilogue: Japan Today and Tomorrow.

Endnotes.

Appendices.

A. Tables I-X.

B. Chinese Words: Wade-Giles & Pinyin Orthographies.

C. Glossary of Japanese Terms.

D. Supplemental.

Readings.

Index.
Rezensionen
"A History of Japan is a highly recommended, informative,scholarly, comprehensive, and 'reader friendly' introduction andhistorical survey that will be much appreciated by students ofJapanese history and culture, and has a wealth of material for thenon-specialist general reader seeking to understand the Japan ofantiquity as well as a contemporary and influential society."The Midwest Book Review

"Not until Conrad Totman's A History of Japan has therebeen such a sophisticated and detailed record of Japan's past, onethat combines and critiques the standard perspectives while addinga new vision all its own. In a word, this is the best single-volumeexamination of Japan's history available .. A History ofJapan is a masterpiece." Monumenta Nipponica

"A clear and concise overview of the whole of Japanese history."History

"Students and the ... general reader ... will profit fromengagement with this book." English Historical Review

"A History of Japan is one of the most perceptive andilluminating studies of Japan's history to have appeared in Englishin recent decades, and is likely to be widely used by teachers,students and researchers." Times Higher EducationSupplement

"Totman's work reflects its author's erudition, expansivevision, and humanism. It will suit the needs of instructors andmany general readers perfectly." David Howell, PrincetonUniversity, for the Journal of Japanese Studies