The Japanese A History in Twenty Lives

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Publisher's Synopsis


'Mightily impressive ... a marvellous read' Sunday Times

From the acclaimed author of Japan Story, this is the history of Japan, distilled into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals.

The vivid and entertaining portraits in Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141992280
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 952.0099
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 384g
Height: 129mm
Width: 476mm
Spine width: 37mm