The Japanese

The Japanese A History in Twenty Lives

Hardback (05 Nov 2020)

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Synopsis

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

'Mightily impressive ... a marvellous read' Waldemar Januszczak, 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.

About the Publisher

Allen Lane

Allen Lane

In 1967 Penguin's founder started an eponymous hardback imprint under the name of Allen Lane. This now has a dynamic, growing list and publishes accessible and quality non-fiction books of lasting value.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241434505
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Allen Lane
Pub date:
DEWEY: 952.0099
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 789
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 841g
Height: 162mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 31mm