History of Japan
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Conrad Totman
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History of Japan by Conrad Totman
Book DescriptionThis is an updated edition of Conrad Totman's authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. This title covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism. It is updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow. Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations. Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405123594
(247mm x 172mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Conrad Totman
Japan, Hardback (January 2014)
From the outset, society in Japan has been shaped by its environmental context. The lush green mountainous archipelago of today supports a population of over 127 million people and one of the most advanced economies in the world. How has this come about? At what environmental cost?
Japan Before Perry, Paperback (January 2008)
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 array of sophisticated cultural production. This work examines the origins of Japanese civilization and explores in the classical, medieval, and early-modern epochs.
History of Japan, Paperback (April 2000)
* 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. .
Green Archipelago, Hardback (January 1989)» View all books by Conrad Totman
The Japanese are conscious of the lush green of their homeland, which they refer to as 'the green archipelago'. This work states that this lush verdue is not a monument to nature's benevolence and Japanese aesthetic sensibilities, but the hard-earned result of generations of human toil that converted the archipelago into one great forest preserve.
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Author Biography - Conrad Totman
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).
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