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1. Early Japan
2. Forging a Centralized State (550-794)
3. The Rule of Taste: Lives of Heian Aristocrats (794-1185)
4. The Rise and Rule of the Warrior Class (12th-15th centuries)
5. Disintegration and Reunification (1460s-early 1600s)
6. Maintaining Control: Tokugawa Official Culture (1603-1850s)
7. Edo Popular Culture: The Floating World and Beyond (late 17th to mid-19th centuries)
8. Facing and Embracing the West (1850s-1900s)
9. Modernity and its Discontents (1900s-1930s)
10. Cultures of Empire and War (1900s-1940s)
11. Defeat and Reconstruction (1945-1970s)
12. "Cool" Japan as Cultural Superpower (1980s-2010s)


About the Author

Nancy K. Stalker is the Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Professor of Traditional Japanese Culture and History in the Department of History at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa. She is the author of Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburo, Oomoto, and the Rise of a New Religion in Imperial Japan and the editor of Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity.


"Whereas many history textbooks tend to treat culture, gender and aesthetics as an afterthought, the author of Japan: History and Culture asserts their integral importance to Japanese history . . . an entertaining and concise textbook for university undergraduate and postgraduate history teachers or senior high school students." * New Voices in Japanese Studies *

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