3 edition of Alternative narratives in modern Japanese history found in the catalog.
Alternative narratives in modern Japanese history
M. William Steele
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||M. William Steele.|
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|Pagination||xi, 212 p. :|
|Number of Pages||212|
History Nara literature (before ) Before the introduction of kanji from China, the Japanese had no writing system. It is believed that Chinese characters came to Japan at the very beginning of the fifth century, brought by immigrants from the mainland of Korean and Chinese descent. The modern history of Japan is the history of modernity. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Japanese leaders and thinkers were preoccupied with fashioning a state that could compete with the Western powers. This impulse reflected their insecurity over Japan's ability to survive in a hostile internationalFile Size: KB.
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Alternative Narratives introduces other actors, other places and other dimensions of social and political activity in an attempt to construct a broader and more complex account of modern Japanese : Paperback. Alternative Narratives introduces other actors, other places and other dimensions of social and political activity in an attempt to construct a broader and more complex account of modern Japanese by: Alternative Narratives introduces other actors, other places and other dimensions of social and political activity in an attempt to construct a broader and more complex account of modern Japanese history.
This chapter examines one area of food culture: the connection between food and politics, especially food and diplomacy.1 I begin with the banquets hosted by Tokugawa authorities at the time of Commodore Matthew Perry's visit inand trace the changing role food played in Japan's international diplomacy, concentrating on the formation of a new political etiquette and new rituals in Author: M.
William Steele. Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese History introduces other actors, other places and other dimensions of social and political activity in an attempt to construct a broader and more complex account of modern Japanese history."--Jacket.
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