Japan: A Documentary History

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - History - 668 pages
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An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this book presents in a student-friendly format original Japanese documents from Japan's mythological beginnings through 1995. Covering the full spectrum of political, economic, diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history, this classroom resource offers insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilisation. Three major criteria used in the document selection were that: the selection avoids duplication with other collections - 75% of the documents presented here are newly translated; a document accurately reflects the spirit of the times and the life-styles of the people; and emphasis is on the development of social, economic and political institutions.

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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


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David J. Lu is professor emeritus of history and Japanese studies at Bucknell University.

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