A Brief History of Japan

ISBN: 9784805313893 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2017 Autor: Jonathan Clements Editură: Tuttle Publishing Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 304 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. Stretching for nearly 2000 miles and encompassing almost 7000 islands, Japan has the fourth largest GDP and the tenth largest population in the world. Japan is a country of paradoxes, a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes and an active earthquake zone. Despite a reputation for sprawling cities and cutting-edge technology, seventy-three percent of its land comprises uninhabited mountains and forests. First revealed to the West in the Travels of Marco Polo, Japan was the legendary faraway land defended by the fearsome Kamikaze storm, and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road and the edge of the known world, a fictional construct for European arts and crafts, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious east. In recent times, it became the powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of pop culture and a harbinger of post-industrial decline. Among the chapters in this Japanese history book are: The Way of the Gods: Prehistoric and Mythical Japan A Game of Thrones: Minamoto vs. Taira Time Warp: 200 Years of Isolation The Stench of Butter: Restoration and Modernization The New Breed: The Japanese Miracle.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jonathan Clements
Data Publicarii
2017
Editura
Tuttle Publishing
Inaltime
20.3
Latime
13.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
304
Subtitlu
Samurai, Shogun and Zen. the Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun
Bic
HBTB
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