Japan’s past and present

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Japanese civilisation and its unique culture has often represented an enigma to the rest of the world. In this anthology a large number of experts explore Japans history and aspects of the Japanese quest for a national identity and what it means to the rest of the world through topics like architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan and the Samurais.

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Japanese civilisation and its unique culture has often represented an enigma to the rest of the world. In this anthology a large number of experts explore Japans history and aspects of the Japanese quest for a national identity and what it means to the rest of the world through topics like architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan and the Samurais.

In Japan, the study of nihonjinron became popular after the Second World War in an attempt to explain the uniqueness of the country s culture and character. Some of the essays in this volume deal with these issues and explore aspects of the Japanese quest for a national identity. Today Japan is one of the world s largest economies, but it is facing enormous challenges on a social, cultural, financial and political level. These challenges are highlighted and analysed in this book through themes and topics from Japanese history: identity, architecture, religion, manga, Christianity in Japan, the Samurais and many other subjects.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 29 April 2024
Number of pages 566
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Kurt Almqvist and Yukiko Duke Bergman
Dimensions 18 x 24.7 cm
Weight 300 g

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Kurt Almqvist is CEO at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

Yukiko Duke is a writer and literary critic based in Sweden. Of Swedish-Japanese origin, she is the author of "Mikaku - den japanska kokboken", which was nominated for the August Prize, and several other, critically acclaimed books on Japan.

Includes texts by Blaine Brownell, Christal Whelan, Constantine N. Vaporis, Inken Prohl, James E. Ketelaar, James L. Huffman, John Lie, Karl Friday, Lars Vargö, Margaret Mehl, Mark Williams, Michael Wert, Naoki Sakai, Oleg Benesch, Peter Nosco, Pia Moberg, Roger Goodman, Stephen Turnbull, Thomas D. Conlan.