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By William M. Tsutsui

ISBN-10: 1405193395

ISBN-13: 9781405193399

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A spouse to eastern History offers an authoritative assessment of present debates and methods in the examine of Japan’s history.
• Composed of 30 chapters written by means of a world team of scholars
• Combines conventional views with the newest scholarly concerns
• vitamins a chronological survey with distinct thematic analyses
• offers stimulating interventions into person controversies

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Nihon kyu ¯sekki bunka no ko ¯zo ¯ to shinka. Tokyo: Kashiwa Shobo¯, 1992. , and Takahashi, M. ’’ In J. Habu, J. M. Savelle, S. Koyama, and H. , Hunter-Gatherers of the North Pacific Rim. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003. Serafim, Leon A. ’’ In T. Osada and A. , Perspectives on the Origins of the Japanese Language. Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2003. Seyock, Barbara. Auf den Spuren der Ostbarbaren: Zur Archa¨ologie protohistorischer Kuturen in Su¨dkorea und Westjapan.

But the subsequent period is marked off by the assumption of greater political power by the newly risen warrior class, whose political center was established by Yoritomo in Kamakura. Thus the Heian period is essentially a political division reflecting an era in which power was exercised from the capital at Heian. In distinction to the subsequent eras of warrior power, it is seen as an age dominated by a small cluster of aristocrats who ruled under the aegis of the emperor by mastery of the civil rather than the military arts.

Barnes, and K. L. , Windows on the Japanese Past: Studies in Archaeology and Prehistory. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1986. Tsunoda, Ryusaku, and Goodrich, L. Carrington. Japan in the Chinese Dynastic Histories. : P. D. and Ione Perkins, 1951. Uchiyama, J. ’’ Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 19 (1992): 299–303. Uno Takao. Ritsuryo ¯ shakai no ko ¯kogakuteki kenkyu ¯. Toyama: Kashiwa Shobo¯, 1991. Wakasa, T. ’’ In Cultural Diversity and the Archaeology of the 21st Century, ed.

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