• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan: Language, genes and civilisation - Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia (Paperback)
  • Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan: Language, genes and civilisation - Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia (Paperback)
zoom

Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan: Language, genes and civilisation - Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia (Paperback)

(author)
£34.99
Paperback 214 Pages / Published: 15/05/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This iconoclastic work on the prehistory of Japan and of South East Asia challenges entrenched views on the origins of Japanese society and identity. The social changes that took place in Japan in the time-period when the Jomon culture was replaced by the Yayoi culture were of exceptional magnitude, going far beyond those of the so-called Neolithic Revolution in other parts of the world. They included not only a new way of life based on wet-rice agriculture but also the introduction of metalworking in both bronze and iron, and furthermore a new architecture functionally and ritually linked to rice cultivation, a new religion, and a hierarchical society characterized by a belief in the divinity of the ruler. Because of its immense and enduring impact the Yayoi period has generally been seen as the very foundation of Japanese civilization and identity. In contrast to the common assumption that all the Yayoi innovations came from China and Korea, this work combines exciting new scientific evidence from such different fields as rice genetics, DNA and historical linguistics to show that the major elements of Yayoi civilization actually came, not from the north, but from the south.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415542074
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Emerging Africa
Added to basket
Upgrade Your Italian
Added to basket
Great Hatred, Little Room
Added to basket
The Rift
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Miseducation of the Negro
Added to basket
The Sociological Imagination
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Course in General Linguistics
Added to basket
Noise
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Manufacturing Consent
Added to basket
Blueprint for Revolution
Added to basket
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Understanding Power
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
Half The Sky
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.