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Modern Japan: A History in Documents

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The civilization of Japan is an ancient one, and by the time the first Western visitors arrived in 1542, the Japanese people were as highly educated as any in the world and enjoyed a sophisticated culture. From the sixteenth century on, the country's history was shaped by a tension between its people's thirst to understand foreign institutions and customs and their determi ...more
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 1st 1997)
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Joseph
Feb 15, 2013 Joseph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book with documents from Japanese history. Without really understanding the history of Japan from early on, this book can be difficult to pick up but by the end of the semester I was able to appreciate this book.
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Excellent collection of primary sources on the subject. Would like to get more books in the series.
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