William M. Tsutsui's A Companion to Japanese History PDF

By William M. Tsutsui

ISBN-10: 1405193395

ISBN-13: 9781405193399

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A better half to jap History offers an authoritative assessment of present debates and techniques in the examine of Japan’s history.
• Composed of 30 chapters written by way of a global team of scholars
• Combines conventional views with the latest scholarly concerns
• supplementations a chronological survey with exact thematic analyses
• provides stimulating interventions into person controversies

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The Wei zhi suggests Yamatai controlled most of western Japan in the third century, but the archaeological record does not support such a degree of political unification until much later. Archaeologists have proposed the existence of several chiefdom-type polities in western Japan in the Yayoi. These were regional polities based on a large, central settlement with populations of perhaps several thousand people. Such polities may correspond to the ‘‘countries’’ (Chinese guo) described in the Wei zhi but their political control did not extend beyond their particular basin or river valley.

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