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A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower (2nd by Kenneth G. Henshall

By Kenneth G. Henshall

In an extraordinary mixture of accomplished insurance and sustained severe concentration, this booklet examines eastern background in its entirety to spot the standards underlying the nation's development to superpower prestige. Japan's success is defined now not basically in financial phrases, yet at a extra basic point, as a made of historic styles of reaction to situation. Japan is proven to be a country traditionally impelled via a practical choice to be successful. The publication additionally highlights unresolved questions and little-known facts.

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Tameyoshi was executed. Kiyomori now started to establish himself in the capital, perhaps not quite as supreme ruler but certainly in a very powerful position. However, the Taira camp too was divided. Its ranks in fact included a Minamoto, Tameyoshi's eldest son Yoshitomo (1123–60). Yoshitomo was seen by many as the main contributor to the victory over his father, but he felt insufficiently rewarded. As a result, in 1159 he attacked the Taira forces in the capital, but was defeated and killed by Kiyomori.

585–7) on. For its part, the imperial line also saw Buddhism as politically very useful. It provided a unifying ideology for the new nation. Its identification with the imperial family also meant that the spread of Buddhism helped spread acceptance of imperial authority. 46 Japan did very much want to be taken seriously. This was not just as a deterrent against possible further invasion. It was a genuine wish to achieve the best, to become a strong nation. To this end it was soon to adopt a range of Chinese practices, till eventually it could feel it had outdone China and had nothing left to learn.

It is inconsistent, hard to institutionalise, and fades with time. Partly because he realised this, and partly because he was highly suspicious by nature, Yoritomo was ever alert to any remote suggestion that his power might be challenged. This led him to suspect the worst even of close friends and family, and to take decisive steps against them. His treatment of his younger half-brother Yoshitsune is a good example. Fuelled by jealousy over Yoshitsune's popularity and widely acknowledged military prowess,40 and suspecting him of plotting, Yoritomo gave orders for Yoshitsune's assassination.

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