Batten: To the Ends of Japan Bruce Loyd Batten

ISBN: 9780824824471

Published: March 31st 2003

Hardcover

337 pages


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Batten: To the Ends of Japan  by  Bruce Loyd Batten

Batten: To the Ends of Japan by Bruce Loyd Batten
March 31st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 337 pages | ISBN: 9780824824471 | 5.19 Mb

What is Japan? Who are its people? These questions are among those addressed in Bruce Battens ambitious study of Japans historical development through the nineteenth century. Traditionally, Japan has been portrayed as a homogenous society formedMoreWhat is Japan?

Who are its people? These questions are among those addressed in Bruce Battens ambitious study of Japans historical development through the nineteenth century. Traditionally, Japan has been portrayed as a homogenous society formed over millennia in virtual isolation. Social historians and others have begun to question this view, emphasizing diversity and interaction, both within the Japanese archipelago and between Japan and other parts of Eurasia.

Until now, however, no book has attempted to resolve these conflicting views in a comprehensive, systematic way. To the Ends of Japan tackles the big questions on Japan by focusing on its borders, broadly defined to include historical frontiers and boundaries within the islands themselves as well as the obvious coastlines and oceans. Batten provides compelling arguments for viewing borders not as geographic givens, but as social constructs whose location and significance can, and do, change over time. By giving separate treatment to the historical development of political, cultural, and ethnic borders in the archipelago, he highlights the complex, multifaceted nature of Japanese society, without losing sight of the m



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