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ISBN:
0075570742
Author:
Edwin Reischauer
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 4 edition (September 1, 1989)
Pages:
448 pages
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Japan: Story of a Nation is another in a long line of exceedingly well written books in Japanese history by Ambassador Reischauer.

Japan: Story of a Nation is another in a long line of exceedingly well written books in Japanese history by Ambassador Reischauer. Tracing the roots of Japanese civilization from before the mythical creation of the Japanese state and the reign of Jimmu to contemporary culture, Reischauer has accomplished something few have been able to: make history fun and enjoyable. The matter-of-fact text reads almost like a saga and is mercifully free of academic mumbo-jumbo

Edwin O. Reischauer was born in Japan in 1910, the son of Protestant ry parents, founders of Japan's first school for the deaf. After being educated in Japanese and American schools, he received his . from Oberlin College in 1931 and his . from Harvard in 1932.

Edwin O. Four years later he received a P. In 1938 he joined the faculty at Harvard, where he rose to the position of professor and acted for an extensive period as director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Reischauer was born in Japan in 1910, the son of Protestant ry parents, founders of. .Reischauer was a prolific writer and an energetic speaker who saw his role as introducing Japan to America

Edwin O. Reischauer was a prolific writer and an energetic speaker who saw his role as introducing Japan to America. In his writings and in his activities in other media such as film, he was committed to reaching as broad an audience as possible.

Japan: The Story of a Nation. by Edwin O. Reischauer

Japan: The Story of a Nation. Reischauer. This text chronicles the evolution of premodern (early . to 1850), modern (1850-1945), and postwar (1945-1989) Japanese civilization from imperial rule through the death of Emperor Hirohito Chemistry: An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry. 2006·307 MB·29,106 Downloads·New! and Edwin C. Constable are both Professors of Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Load more similar PDF files.

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This history by Edwin Reischauer, is an immensely readable book Although too much of the space is devoted to it, Japan: The Story of a Nation presents a fair-minded look at modern Japan.

This history by Edwin Reischauer, is an immensely readable book. Although too much of the space is devoted to it, Japan: The Story of a Nation presents a fair-minded look at modern Japan. It does not bash the country for its policies, instead explaining why they were adopted in light of complicated economic relationships. This is a so-so read for someone just dipping their toe into Japanese history.

Edwin Oldfather Reischauer (October 15, 1910 – September 1, 1990) was an American educator and professor at Harvard .

Edwin Oldfather Reischauer (October 15, 1910 – September 1, 1990) was an American educator and professor at Harvard University. Born in Tokyo to American educational missionaries, he became a leading scholar of the history and culture of Japan and East Asia. The matter-of-fact text reads almost like a saga and is mercifully free of academic mumbo-jumbo

This text chronicles the evolution of premodern (early . to 1850), modern (1850-1945), and postwar (1945-1989) Japanese civilization from imperial rule through the death of Emperor Hirohito.

This text chronicles the evolution of premodern (early . Professor Reischauer, a former . ambassador to Japan, explores the roots and development of the military dictatorship that brought Japan into World War II, the dubious leadership of its emperor, and the effects of the postwar American occupation. Reischauer, professor emeritus of Harvard University, died September 1 at the age of 7. His readable history, Japan: The Story of a Nation, was an expanded follow-up of a previous work, Japan, Past and Present. Reischauer, professor emeritus of Harvard University, died September 1 at the age of 79. Dr. Reischauer was a renowned East Asian scholar who taught at Harvard University for more than 40 years and served as . ambassador to Japan from 1961 to 1966. Reischauer was born in Tokyo to American educational missionaries.

This text chronicles the evolution of premodern (early A.D. to 1850), modern (1850-1945), and postwar (1945-1989) Japanese civilization from imperial rule through the death of Emperor Hirohito. Professor Reischauer, a former U.S. ambassador to Japan, explores the roots and development of the military dictatorship that brought Japan into World War II, the dubious leadership of its emperor, and the effects of the postwar American occupation.
  • Dddasuk
All one reads about these days in the lay press is China,China,China. JapAn is not "United States Junior". The author is among the few able to educate the rest of us (Americans) on the culture and society of Japan. There is no more important ally of the United States. Common wisdom is "know your enemies". Equally,, as Pogo observed: "a man ought to know his own friends"
  • Olma
Excellent
  • Defolosk
Japan: The Story of A Nation is a fine book for the average person/college-H.S. student wanting a quick overview Japanese history. Hardcore Japanaphiles should be save their money for the Cambridge History of Japan vol.1-6 (at last check $700.00 plus for a used set). the only useful thing I found was the Bibliography. It is a good list for original sources.
  • Kefym
For the student of Japanese History, this is a strong overview of Japan from ancient to modern. Well laid out, it covers broadly most of the important historical, cultural and political events over the last 2000 years and is a good starting point for new students of Japanese history. There is a convienent Chronology of events at the end of the book, and numerous maps and illustrations throughout to help connect facts to places and people. This history of Japan is not limited to information on the rulling classes of Japan, as it does attempt to describe villiage life and the role of the common people of Japan, especially in later periods, where there is probably more information available. A good third of the book is given over to post-war Japan, and it is interesting to note that it was published before the current economic problems Japan is facing (post bubble burst). My only complaint is a lack of foot-notes, but for the non-academic reader, this should be fine. Reischauer clearly understands his subject, presents both conservative and liberal interpretations/opinions of historical facts and trends, and is able to give a sense of connection to his readers that allows them to understand and relate to the history he is telling.
  • Ballardana
Japan: Story of a Nation is another in a long line of exceedingly well written books in Japanese history by Ambassador Reischauer. Tracing the roots of Japanese civilization from before the mythical creation of the Japanese state and the reign of Jimmu to contemporary culture, Reischauer has accomplished something few have been able to: make history fun and enjoyable. The matter-of-fact text reads almost like a saga and is mercifully free of academic mumbo-jumbo. Most interesting of all is his description of the Post War era in Japan, particularly the Occupation and Japan's role in the world. For serious students of Japanese history and culture Story of a Nation is the closest thing to a motivational book. Buy it, read it, and enjoy it.
  • Arlelond
This doesn't need to be a very long review; I've read many of Reischauer's books over the past couple of years for my college courses, and it is clear that even though many of his books were written over 20 years ago, he had a grasp of Japanese culture and the society it has produced like no one else in the West. I highly recommend this book and "The Japanese Today" for anyone interested in Japan and the historical contexts in which one of the world's most fascinating cultures developed. While the society is indeed dynamic, its foundations change much more slowly, and Reischauer is an essential course in these.
  • Kakashkaliandiia
Largely over- priced and dated reference. Spend your money on Sansom's three volume history and really learn something.