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The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives

by Christopher Harding

Hardback £25
Published 5th November 2020, 528 pages
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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.

Details

The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives
by Christopher Harding

ISBN
9780241434505

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Nov. 5, 2020

Dimensions
24.0cm x 16.2cm x 4.5cm

Page count
528 pages