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Title:
A traveller's history of Japan
Author:
Tames, Richard.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Interlink Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781566564045
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS835 .T3243 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

With everything from bonzai to zazen, this brisk story of a formidable country includes a concise history of its eras, dynasties, cuisine, wars and religions. Includes modern-day government, industry and best sites to see. Maps and line drawings.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Tames ( Encounters with Japan , LJ 6/1/92, among others) has written an interesting and informative introduction to Japan. The first two-thirds of the book comprise a mad dash through Japanese history, from prehistoric times to the 1990s. This section of the book has as much detail and scope as the brief space allows. The final third consists of topical information: ``Food and Drink,'' ``Prime Ministers,'' and so forth. Blunders include a bizarrely rose-tinted view of the Yakuza crime syndicate and the lack of any real treatment of Shinto. Although hampered by brevity, Tames does manage to hold the history together, and the book is fairly engaging. Recommended for most travel collections.-- Chuck Malenfant, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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