The History of Japan: Ura and Omote (Paperback)
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The History of Japan: Ura and Omote (Paperback)

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Paperback 218 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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The History of Japan: Ura and Omote, is an anthology that provides readers with a fresh and interesting look at Japanese history. It brings together, in one volume, the narratives not typically included in academic texts and the familiar stories that are covered repeatedly by scholars. The narratives are the ura, the backstory to history, while the more typical inclusions are the omote, the stories that are usually front and center in textbooks.

By offering readers both ura and omote, this book shows that there is great depth and intrigue intertwined with what is familiar. By including stories that are less known, and even controversial, the book gives readers a deeper understanding of what makes Japan so interesting.

The History of Japan begins with an examination of Corruption Theory, discussing diverse views on the effects of corruption. These ideas then run through the text and topics, providing new insight into many aspects of Japanese culture. Some of the topics in subsequent chapters include:The SamuraiThe Meiji RestorationThe YakuzaPostwar Japanese PoliticsThe Violent Politics of Modern Japan
Expansive, yet detailed and deep, The History of Japan: Ura and Omote is ideal for upper-division courses on Japanese history and culture. It can also be used as a supplement to traditional textbooks.

Publisher: Cognella, Inc
ISBN: 9781609272654
Number of pages: 218
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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