Historical Dictionary Of Japan To 1945 by Kenneth HenshallHistorical Dictionary Of Japan To 1945 by Kenneth Henshall

Historical Dictionary Of Japan To 1945

byKenneth Henshall

Hardcover | November 7, 2013

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The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 spans the entire period from the earliest evidence of human habitation in Japan through to the end of the Pacific War. It includes substantial topics such as cultural and literary history, with entries ranging from aesthetics to various genres of writing. Other branches of history also feature, such as economic history, industrial history, political history, and so forth. And of course there are the makers of Japanese history, ranging from emperors and shoguns to politicians and extremists - as well as foreign arrivals. The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, activities, and events. The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 will appeal to both academics and the general public who have an interest in Japan, particularly those who want reliable information quickly and easily.
Kenneth G. Henshall is professor of Japanese studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published widely on Japan's history, literature, and script, and his A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Japan To 1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:628 pages, 9.32 × 6.32 × 1.97 inPublished:November 7, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810878712

ISBN - 13:9780810878716

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This book is useful as a dictionary for those with an interest in Japanese history but could also have a place in a library as a basic introductory reference work covering Japanese history and culture up to 1945.