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Japanese Culture

Author : H. Paul Varley
ISBN : 0824821521
Genre : History
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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.

Gutenberg In Shanghai

Author : Christopher A. Reed
ISBN : 0774810416
Genre : History
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Relying on documents previously unavailable to both Western andChinese researchers, this history demonstrates how Westerntechnology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of aunique form of print capitalism that would have a far-reaching andirreversible influence on Chinese culture. In the mid-1910s, whathistorians call the "Golden Age of Chinese Capitalism" began,accompanied by a technological transformation that included the drasticexpansion of China’s "Gutenberg revolution." Thisis a vital reevaluation of Chinese modernity that refutes viewsthat China's technological development was slowed by culture orthat Chinese modernity was mere cultural continuity.

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