A Concise History of Japan Brett L. Walker

A Concise History of Japan

Author: Brett L. Walker
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Book Title
A Concise History of Japan
Author
Brett L. Walker
ISBN
9780521178723
To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Brett L. WalkerPublisher: Cambridge University PressPublished: 02/28/2015ISBN: 9780521178723Pages: 359Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.60dReview Citations: Choice 10/01/2015
To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 02/28/2015
ISBN: 9780521178723
Pages: 359
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Choice 10/01/2015
To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 02/28/2015
ISBN: 9780521178723
Pages: 359
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Choice 10/01/2015