Japan, the Rise of a Modern Power (Classic Reprint) by Robert P. PorterJapan, the Rise of a Modern Power (Classic Reprint) by Robert P. Porter

Japan, the Rise of a Modern Power (Classic Reprint)

byRobert P. Porter

Paperback | July 29, 2018

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The accession of jimmu-tenno, in 660 b.c., as the first Mikado - the present Mikado, Yoshihito, is claimed to be the rzznd of the line - is the first date officially recognized in Japanese history. If, which is improbable, the date is correct, the Japanese royal family goes back to a period when the Assyrians were invading Egypt, the Greeks were spreading into Asia Minor, Sicily and Italy, the Romans were being ruled by kings, and our own islands and most of Eur0pe were sunk in barbarism. Assuming the date to be right, Jimmu was a contemporary of the great Greek philo sopher Thales, and lived a century before the Chinese philosopher Confucius, the Indian philosopher Buddha, and Cyrus, the founder. Of that Persian Empire whose contact with the Greeks was to have such momentous effects on European civilization. As the earliest extant annals of the Japanese - the Kojiki - were composed in A. D. 712, it is impossible to say what degree of truth there is in the traditions connected with Jimmu.

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Title:Japan, the Rise of a Modern Power (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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