Japan: A Documentary History
David John Lu
M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - History - 668 pages
An updated edition and significantly expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this primary documents textbook presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Mr. Lu, readings translated from the original Japanese that cover the full spectrum of political, economic, and diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history in a time span that ranges from Japan's mythological beginnings to the present. The past indeed is prologue: many of these documents--written by Japanese contemporaneous with the events described--provide insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilization.
Three major criteria were used in the judgment of which documents to translate:
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Review: Japan: A Documentary History: The Dawn of History to the Late Tokugawa PeriodUser Review - Moriah - Goodreads
i had to read this for my traditional japanese history class, and it was sooooo boring. it was really informative though, and i really don't blame the book for being the way it is...i mean it is a ... Read full review