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  • A Brief History of Japan

  • Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun
  • Von: Jonathan Clements
  • Gesprochen von: Julian Elfer
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 41 Min.
  • Ungekürztes Hörbuch
  • Kategorien: Geschichte, Antike
  • 4,8 out of 5 stars (4 Bewertungen)

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    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.

    ©2017 Jonathan Clements (P)2019 Tantor

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    Great primer on Japanese history, ancient to moder

    It's difficult to by to a short history, but the author pulls it off from the earliest myths to modern culture and politics. The reader is engaging and pronounces Japanese words correctly. I highly recommend this book and audio for anyone looking for a quick primer on Japanese history.