Japan: A Documentary History: Vol 2: The Late Tokugawa Period to the Present: A Documentary History

1st Edition

David J. Lu

Routledge
Published November 30, 1996
Reference - 410 Pages
ISBN 9780765600363 - CAT# Y182899

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Summary

An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this two volume 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. This volume covers from the late 18th century up to 1995. 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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