The Last Shogun

Author: Ryōtarō Shiba
Editor: Kodansha
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The Meiji Restoration - as history calls it - toppled the shogunate, and brought a seventeen-year-old boy emperor back from the secluded Imperial Palace in Kyoto to preside over what amounted to a political and cultural revolution. With this, Japan's extraordinary self-modernization began in earnest.

The Last Shogun

Author: Ryotaro Shiba
Editor: Kodansha America
ISBN: 9781568363561
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In this remarkable account of the life of Japan's last Shogun, the arrival of U.S. Commodore Perry's squadron is shown to be the spark that ignited the cataclysm that reached its climax with the fall of the Shogunate in 1868. This brought a 17 year-old boy emperor from the seclusion of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto to preside over what became a political and cultural revolution: with this, Japan's extraordinary modernisation began in earnest.

The Bells Of Old Tokyo

Author: Anna Sherman
Editor: Picador
ISBN: 1250206413
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An elegant and absorbing tour of Tokyo and its residents From 1632 until 1854, Japan’s rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns’ city. An exploration of Tokyo becomes a meditation not just on time, but on history, memory, and impermanence. Through Sherman’s journeys around the city and her friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, The Bells of Old Tokyo follows haunting voices through the labyrinth that is the Japanese capital: an old woman remembers escaping from the American firebombs of World War II. A scientist builds the most accurate clock in the world, a clock that will not lose a second in five billion years. The head of the Tokugawa shogunal house reflects on the destruction of his grandfathers’ city: “A lost thing is lost. To chase it leads to darkness.” The Bells of Old Tokyo marks the arrival of a dazzling new writer who presents an absorbing and alluring meditation on life in the guise of a tour through a city and its people.

Japan At War

Author: Louis G. Perez
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847414
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This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day. * Topic finder lists * A comprehensive timeline * 10 maps of key military theaters * Essential primary source documents related to the military history of Japan

The Shogun S City

Author: Noël Nouët
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0904404617
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

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Uncharted Waters Intellectual Life In The Edo Period

Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004229019
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Intellectual life in Edo-period Japan was sometimes harmoniously productive, sometimes destructively vicious, but never stagnant. This volume, compiled in honour of Prof. W.J. Boot, offers eleven essays that explore the intellectual scene of Edo-period Japan from a variety of perspectives.

Voices Of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts Of Daily Life During The Age Of The Shoguns

Author: Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Ph.D.
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392013
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Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600–1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and powerful and ordinary citizens. • 60 original documents, divided into 42 thematic sections • A chronology of Japanese history from roughly a half century before the beginning of the Tokugawa period until the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, with selected events in world history included

The Dorama Encyclopedia

Author: Jonathan Clements
Editor: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 1880656817
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An entertaining reference to popular Japanese TV shows, from the publisher of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Mori Arinori S Life And Resources In America

Author: Arinori Mori
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107935
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Mori Arinori's Life and Resources in America sheds much light on the shape of an American society, government, and economy recovering from the Civil War. This book—originally published in English in Washington, D.C., in 1871—was written by Japan's first diplomatic representative in the United States. Historian John E. Van Sant has edited, annotated, and introduced this uniquely illuminating text, making it readily accessible to the contemporary audience it deserves.