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Everyday Things in Premodern Japan: The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture



Japan was the only non-Western nation to industrialize before 1900 and its leap into the modern era has stimulated vigorous debates among historians and social scientists. In an innovative discussion that posits the importance of physical well-being as a key indicator of living standards, Susan B. Hanley considers daily life in the three centuries leading up to the modern era in Japan. She concludes that people lived much better than has been previously understood—at levels equal or…


Everyday Things In Premodern Japan

Pub Date : 1999-06-08 | Author : Susan B. Hanley | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520218123
ISBN 13 : 0520218124

"A wonderfully original, cogently argued, and very readable book. Hanley provides persuasive answers to some of the largest questions historians have been asking about the relation..


Everyday Things In Premodern Japan

Pub Date : 1997-04-23 | Author : Susan B. Hanley | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520922670
ISBN 13 : 9780520922679

Japan was the only non-Western nation to industrialize before 1900 and its leap into the modern era has stimulated vigorous debates among historians and social scientists. In an in..


Everyday Life In Traditional Japan

Pub Date : 2008-08-15 | Author : Charles Dunn | Publisher : Tuttle Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781462916511
ISBN 13 : 1462916511

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the differen..


Gateway To Japan

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Bruce Loyd Batten | Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

ISBN 10 : 0824830296
ISBN 13 : 9780824830298

A thousand years ago, most visitors to Japan would have arrived byship at Hakata Bay, the one and only authorized gateway to Japan.Over the ages, Hakata was a staging ground for Ja..


Thrown Among Strangers

Pub Date : 1990-11-15 | Author : Douglas Monroy | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520913817
ISBN 13 : 9780520913813

Every California schoolchild's first interaction with history begins with the missions and Indians. It is the pastoralist image, of course, and it is a lasting one. Children in ele..



Chickenhawk

Pub Date : 2005-03-29 | Author : Robert Mason | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 110117515X
ISBN 13 : 9781101175156

A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk ha..


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