Japan: A Documentary History

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David John Lu
M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - History - 668 pages
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An updated and expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this compilation of primary documents presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Dr. 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: these documents - written by Japanese contemporaneous with the events described - provide insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilization.
  

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Review: Japan: A Documentary History: The Dawn of History to the Late Tokugawa Period

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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

Contents

Dawn of Japanese History
3
The Impact of Chinese Civilization
21
The Early Heian Period
51
Age of Uncertainty
563
Bridging the Past and Present
605
Appendices
619
Index
651
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David J. Lu is professor emeritus of history and Japanese studies at Bucknell University.

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