Descrição da Editora TUTTLE (em inglês): This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion.
First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road, the furthest end of the known world, a fertile source of inspiration for European artists, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious East. In recent times, it has become a powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of popular culture, and a harbinger of post-industrial decline.
With intelligence and wit, author Jonathan Clements blends documentary and storytelling styles to connect the past, present and future of Japan, and in broad yet detailed strokes reveals a country of paradoxes: a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes resting on the world's most active earthquake zone; a fast-paced urban and technologically advanced country whose land consists predominantly of mountains and forests.
Among the chapters in this Japanese history book are: - The Way of the Gods: Prehistoric and Mythical Japan - A Game of Thrones: Minamoto vs. Taira - Time Warp: 200 Years of Isolation - The Stench of Butter: Restoration and Modernization - The New Breed: The Japanese Miracle
Livro totalmente em Inglês.
Dados do Produto: ISBN: 9784805313893 Autor/Artista: Jonathan Clements Idioma: Inglês Editora: Tuttle 1ª Edição: Maio de 2017 Tipo: Livro Capa: Brochura Formato: 13 x 20,5cm, 304 páginas