The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives by Christopher Harding


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Chris Harding’s book distils Japan’s long, complex, and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits 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.