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Medieval Japan 'Power and Perspective': Foreigners in Japan
Step back in time to discover another lost culture in this addition to the Find Out About... series. Learn about the ancient Japanese civilization that existed for thousands of years.
Ancient Japan by Fiona MacDonald
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Explores the culture and beliefs of traditional Japan, with fifteen projects that enable readers to recreate some of Japanese history.
A traveller's history of Japan by Tames, Richard
Call Number: NFS 952 TAM
Publication Date: 2002
Japan by Clay Farris Naff (Editor)
Publication Date: 2004-01-02
Few countries boast a history as long and distinctive as that of Japan. Its people created the world's first pottery, wrote the world's first novel, and forged the world's finest swords. This book traces major events from Japan's prehistory through its recent economic malaise and offers a variety of viewpoints on the island nation's future.
In which John Green teaches you about Nationalism. Nationalism was everywhere in the 19th century, as people all over the world carved new nation-states out of old empires. Nationalist leaders changed the way people thought of themselves and the places they lived by reinventing education, military service, and the relationship between government and governed. In Japan, the traditional feudal society underwent a long transformation over the course of about 300 years to become a modern nation-state. John follows the course of Japanese history from the emergence of the Tokugawa Shogunate to the Meiji Restoration, and covers Nationalism in many other countries along the way. All this, plus a special guest appearance, plus the return of an old friend on a extra-special episode of Crash Course.