Japan Story

By Christopher Harding,

Book cover of Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the Present

Book description

This is a fresh and surprising account of Japan's culture from the 'opening up' of the country in the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

'How much I admired it, what a lot I learned from it and, above all, how very much I enjoyed it ... Masterly.' Neil MacGregor


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1 author picked Japan Story as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a thoughtful and well-written account of Japan's history since the Meiji restoration. The book is enlivened by multiple narrative themes, from feminism to socialism, most of which run counter to the official government version of the nation's history.

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