"A fine book. It offers a remarkable historical interpretation of many unsettled questions on state-society relationships. It amply demonstrates a historian's craft that excels in the organization of specifics to suggest or derive general trends with important implications for the present and future. It also sets a new standard of thoroughness and sophistication for the use of original Japanese sources. . . . Should be required reading for specialists and general readers alike in the interest of proper understanding of Japan."--Koji Taira, "Monumenta Nipponica
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Sheldon Garon is Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University.