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A better half to eastern History offers an authoritative evaluate of present debates and ways in the learn of Japan’s history.
• Composed of 30 chapters written through a world crew of scholars
• Combines conventional views with the newest scholarly concerns
• vitamins a chronological survey with specific thematic analyses
• offers stimulating interventions into person controversies

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J. ’’ American Anthropologist 106 (2004): 238–51. Mizoguchi, Koji. ’’ Journal of European Archaeology 5 (1997): 149–65. Mizoguchi, Koji. C. D. 700. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. , and Iizuka, M. ’’ Anthropological Science, Jap. ser. 106 (1998): 31–53. Nishida, Masaki. ’’ Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 2 (1983): 305–22. 28 MARK J. HUDSON ¯ hama Eikan. Yaeyama no ko O ¯kogaku. Ishigaki: Sakishima Bunka Kenkyu¯jo, 1999. Olsen, John W. ’’ Journal of East Asian Archaeology 2 (2000): 1– 7.

481. ’’ Sato, Nihon kyu ¯sekki bunka no ko ¯zo ¯ to shinka, p. 295. , ‘‘Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Technologies,’’ p. 204. Bleed, ‘‘Cheap, Regular, and Reliable,’’ p. 101. Habu, Ancient Jo ¯mon of Japan, pp. 28–30. For pottery use by non-sedentary groups, see Rice, ‘‘On the Origins of Pottery,’’ p. 29. For the settlement archaeology of Sannai Maruyama, see Habu, Ancient Jo ¯mon of Japan, pp. 108–32. Keally, ‘‘Environment and the Distribution of Sites in the Japanese Palaeolithic,’’ p. 24.

The period commences with an attempt to reinvigorate the imported system of administration based upon a Tang Chinese bureaucratic model, largely seen as ‘‘public’’ insofar as land and people were to be nationalized under the public authority of an omnipotent emperor. But slowly, public lands developed into private holdings, specific public offices became the ‘‘private’’ preserves of certain families, and familial and local interest overrode public needs. In slightly different terms, the late John W.

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