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The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives [9780241434505]

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Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals.

These vivid and entertaining portraits take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako.

We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists and adventurers - each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place.

For anyone new to Japan, this book is the ideal introduction.

For anyone already deeply involved with it, this is a book filled with surprises and pleasures.


AUTHOR: Christopher Harding is the author of the widely praised Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, described by Neil MacGregor as 'Masterly. How much I admired it, what a lot I learned from it and, above all, how very much I enjoyed it'. Harding teaches at the University of Edinburgh and frequently broadcasts on Radio 3 and Radio 4.

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Author:
Christopher Harding
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Publication:
05-Nov-2020
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
528
Chart Position:
3443
Weight:
772 Grams
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