A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the PresentIn The Modern History of Japan From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Andrew Gordon paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history He takes students from the days of the shogunate the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family through the

The Making of Modern Japan

The Making of Modern JapanMagisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present A distillation of than fifty years engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Hirohito and the Making of Modern JapanWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty three year reign ushered Japan into the modern world Never before has the full life of this controversial


HiroshimaOn August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city This book, John Hersey s journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic that stirs

A History of Japan

A History of JapanThis is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre history period A History of

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai CorpsShinsengumi The Shogun s Last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun.The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both

The Rape of Nanking

The Rape of NankingIn December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering than 300,000 Chinese civilians This book tells the story from three perspectives of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of

The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45

The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45This Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author s words, a factual saga of

Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period

Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji PeriodIdeology played a momentous role in modern Japanese history Not only did the elite of imperial Japan 1890 1945 work hard to influence the people to yield as the grasses before the wind, but historians of modern Japan later identified these efforts as one of the underlying pathologies of World

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912When Emperor Meiji began his rule, in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, who ruled over the country s than 250 decentralized domains and who were, in the main, cut off from the outside world, staunchly antiforeign, and committed to the traditions of

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a GeishaA literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan s most celebrated geisha In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount where a girl s virginity is

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient JapanThe World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris s widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan s Heian

Early Modern Japan

Early Modern JapanThis thoughtfully organized survey of Japan s early modern period 1568 1868 is a remarkable blend of political, economic, intellectual, literary, and cultural history The only truly comprehensive study in English of the Tokugawa period, it also introduces a new ecological perspective, covering