Japan & Tibet – Rene Grousset (1941)


Japan & Tibet – Rene Grousset (1941)


Title: Japan (Civilizations of the East Series)

Author: Rene Grousset, Catherine Alison Phillips (trans)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1941.

Condition: Hardcover. Near fine. Some fading to covers. Interior pristine. 301pp.

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Part of “The Civilizations of the East” series comprising 4 books – the Near and Middle East, India, China and Japan. Part I of this volume focuses on Japan, with the much shorter Part II on Bengal, Nepal and Tibet. This volume is mainly a historical overview of Japan through an examination of its art and artefacts, and is profusely illustrated with black-and-white plates and in-text images of paintings, sculptures and other works of art.


Chapter 1: Japan

Japan Defined: Her National Originality and the Power of Adapting Foreign Influences

Japan in Prehistoric Days

Introduction of Buddhism

The Nara Period

The Heian Period

The Fujiwara Period

The Kamakura Period

The Ashikaga Shoguns

The Momoyama Period.

The Tokugawa Shogunate.

Chapter II: Bengal, Nepal, Tibet

Significance of Tibetan Culture as Guardian of the Traditions of Bengal

Tibetan Art