Book Size: 5" x 7.75"

Pages: 292

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566564045

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 6

Illustrations: b&w illustrations , maps

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A Traveller's History of Japan

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“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.’ – The Washington Post

About this book

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.

This clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai has achieved stupendous economic growth and dominance in this century.

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About the author

Richard Tames lectures for the London programs of Syracuse University and the American University and is a London Tourist Board registered “Blue Badge” guide. He is the author of American Walks in London and A Traveller’s History of Japan.

Reviews

“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.” – The Washington Post

“Tames’s readably concise survey of Japanese history comes supplied with an impressive array of facts and statistics.” – The TLS

“This clearly written and succinct volume romps through Japan’s history and provides useful cultural descriptions and essays.” -Contexts

Additional information

Author

Tames, Richard

Edition

6

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

292

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w illustrations , maps

Author Home

UK

Format

5" x 7"å_"

Reviews

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.' The Washington Post 'Tames's readably concise survey of Japanese history comes supplied with an impressive array of facts and statistics.' The TLS 'This clearly written and succinct volume romps through Japan's history and provides useful cultural descriptions and essays.' Contexts

MainReview

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.' The Washington Post