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A Traveller's History of Japan By Richard Tames

A Traveller's History of Japan by Richard Tames

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Japan is a country which really does merit the title "unique". This traveller's history not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides a valuable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke.

A Traveller's History of Japan Summary

A Traveller's History of Japan by Richard Tames

'It succeeds admirably in its goal of making the present country comprehensible through a narrative of its past, with asides on everything from bonsai to zazen, in a brisk, highly readable style...you could easily read it on the flight over if you skip the movie.' WASHINGTON POST Whether you are going to Japan on business, to study, to teach or simply on vacation, you know that you are going to a country which really does merit the title 'unique'. A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF JAPAN not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. Political, social and industrial history and economics are also well covered; this clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai achieved stupendous economic growth in the twentieth century only to lose its way at the turn of the millennium.

About Richard Tames

Richard Tames read history at Cambridge and took his Master's Degree at the University of London. He has been a speaker at the Japanese Embassy for thirty years and was formerly Head of External Services at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is the author of ENCOUNTERS WITH JAPAN and SERVANT OF THE SHOGUN and also in this series, A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF LONDON. His style is fluent and entertaining.

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GOR002255733
9780304362448
0304362441
A Traveller's History of Japan by Richard Tames
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2002-04-11
304
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