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Japanese Historians and the National Myths, 1600-1945: The Age of the Gods and Emperor Jinmu

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Ancient tales tell of Japan's creation in the Age of the Gods, and of Jinmu, a direct descendant of the Sun Goddess and first emperor of the imperial line. These founding myths went unchallenged until Confucian scholars in the Tokugawa period initiated a reassessment of the ancient history of Japan. The application of Western theories of modern scientific history in the Me ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by UBC Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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