A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen– The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun
A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen– The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun4,15 13 5 Forfatter: Jonathan Clements Oplæser: Julian Elfer
First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road, the furthest end of the known world, a fertile source of inspiration for European artists, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious East. In recent times, it has become a powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of popular culture, and a harbinger of post-industrial decline.
With intelligence and wit, author Jonathan Clements blends documentary and storytelling styles to connect the past, present, and future of Japan, and in broad yet detailed strokes reveals a country of paradoxes: a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes resting on the world's most active earthquake zone; a fast-paced urban and technologically advanced country whose land consists predominantly of mountains and forests.
Mere info om lydbogen:Forlag: Tantor Audio
Længde: 8T 41M