A Brief History of Japan

Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun
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Author(s): Jonathan Clements
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z100152747
Released: Oct 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781618032409
Narrator/s: Julian Elfer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road, the furthest end of the known world, a fertile source of inspiration for European artists, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious East. In recent times, it has become a powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of popular culture, and a harbinger of post-industrial decline. With intelligence and wit, author Jonathan Clements blends documentary and storytelling styles to connect the past, present, and future of Japan, and in broad yet detailed strokes reveals a country of paradoxes: a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes resting on the world's most active earthquake zone; a fast-paced urban and technologically advanced country whose land consists predominantly of mountains and forests.

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Author(s): Jonathan Clements
Product Number EB00786326
Released: Nov 08, 2019
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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: #9781462919345

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