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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #41

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The early institutional life of Japan : a study in the reform of 645 A.D. : Asakawa, Kan?ichi, 1873-1948 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Title- The Early Institutional Life of Japan: A Study in the Reform of 645 A.D.
Author- Kan'ichi Asakawa
Pages- 355
Date Published- 1903
Table of Contents- 1. Introduction 2. Bibliographical chapter 3. Institutions before the reform 3. Events leading up to the reform 4. Political doctrine in China 5. The reform 6. Supplementary chapter showing the later development down to the beginning of the tenth century
Brief Description- One of the only (if not the only?) comprehensive studies of the Taika Reforms.
Knowledge Level- Advanced
Recommended- No. The subject matter is too specialist for me to recommend this. It is also quite dated and - whilst I'm informed that many of Asakawa's theories have stood the test of time - one needs a solid understanding of more recent advances in the field in order to contextualise this book.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #42

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I get the feeling that Turnbull is not the best author on Japanese history.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #43

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I get the feeling that Turnbull is not the best author on Japanese history.
He's a good "starter" author.
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Recommended- No. The subject matter is too specialist for me to recommend this. It is also quite dated and - whilst I'm informed that many of Asakawa's theories have stood the test of time - one needs a solid understanding of more recent advances in the field in order to contextualise this book.
I don't care what you say! It's being downloaded as I type this!
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I don't care what you say! It's being downloaded as I type this!


If you ever get around to reading it, there is a discrepancy I found in it which I've yet to find a definitive answer for. Would appreciate your know-how
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If you ever get around to reading it, there is a discrepancy I found in it which I've yet to find a definitive answer for. Would appreciate your know-how
Is it pertaining to that question you asked about the Taika Reforms waaaayyyyy back in the day?
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Is it pertaining to that question you asked about the Taika Reforms waaaayyyyy back in the day?
Nevermind! I just double checked my sources and found what I was looking for (a particularly elusive footnote!).

About Temmu's disarmament order? No, but it's related (as in, they're both relevant to the paper I'm working on). On page 312, Asakawa states that the new Taika government constructed a fort in Echigo, yet I couldn't find a reference for it in the Nihon Shoki. However, I did just check and I found the relevant passage. Phew, that's a whole load off my mind.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 06:47 PM   #48

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Would you say Turnbull is stronger on religious matters, as opposed to military matters?

On a side note, he's supposed to be a lecturer at the university I've applied for, but I can't seem to track him down; perhaps he's left. Would've been interesting to have had a few lectures with him
I would certainly say Turnbull is stronger on religious matters, given that his PhD from Leeds is in relation to Far East religions.


Also, I like those recommendations for Solum's work. I have them on my wishlist now... hopefully family members will look at it and get me some super special surprise Christmas gifts.
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The Mongol Invasions of Japan, 1274 and 1281 (Campaign): Stephen Turnbull, Richard Hook: 9781846034565: Amazon.com: Books

Title- The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 And 1281
Author- Stephen Turnbull
Pages- 96
Date Published- 2010
Table of Contents- 1. Introduction 2. Chronology 3. Opposing Commanders 4. Opposing Armies 5. The First Mongol Invasion of Japan, 1274 6. Between The Invasions, 1275-81 7. The Second Mongol Invasion, 1281 8. Aftermath 9. The Battlefields Today 10. Further Reading 11. Glossary 12. Index
Brief Description-A general overview of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. Includes great pictures and diagrams of the battlefields.
Knowledge Level- Beginner
Recommended- Yes.
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I would certainly say Turnbull is stronger on religious matters, given that his PhD from Leeds is in relation to Far East religions.
Whaddaya know, that's my alma mater and apparently, Dr. Turnbull lives just a few miles away.

I've always wanted to do a degree in Japanese history.

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