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    Find out more about The History of China, Japan and India

    Welcome, Last chance! This week is a new free book launch,  “History of Asia (Bundle – 3 Books in 1)” These civilizations all feature a history rich in culture, legends, characters, and mythology and remain some of the most interesting in the world. In the pages that follow, you’ll find three books all with well-written […] More

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    3 Free Books! (The History of Asia –  India, China, Japan)

    Hey there! As a subscriber we wish to introduce our new book “History of Asia (Bundle – 3 Books in 1)” – currently free. Included in this Amazing 3 Book Collection are: The History of China: A Concise Introduction to Chinese History, Culture, Dynasties, Mythology, Great Achievements & More. History of India: A Concise Introduction […] More

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    Japanese History: Nara Period

    The Nara period lasted from 710 to 794 CE. This was the time when Japan’s capital was in Heijo-kyo, or present-day Nara. This would become Japan’s first permanent capital city. Prior to this, a new capital was built for each Japanese Emperor. This was likely due to the concept of impurity we mentioned in the […] More

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    Japan’s History: Heian Period

    Following the political reforms of the Nara Period, the Heian Period marks the era in which Japan’s capital stayed in Heian-kyo (modern-day Kyoto). This period lasted from 794-1185 CE. While scholars disagree as to why exactly the capital was moved from Nara to Heian-kyo, a common theory posits that Emperor Kanmu wished to escape the […] More

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    The Japanese Creation Myth

    Before there was land, the world was covered by an enormous sea. There were two kami (god or spirit) siblings named Izanagi and Izanami. These names translate literally into “he who invites” and “she who invites,” respectively. They received orders from the other kami to solidify the shape of the Earth. Together, they thrust a […] More

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    Japanese History: The Ainu

    To the north, lived another distinctly separate group of people from both the Yayoi and the Jomon People. While they may not have a lasting impact on the Jomon and Yayoi, their culture is unique, fascinating, and certainly deserves to be mentioned here. These people are known as the Ainu. The Ainu inhabited Japan’s northern […] More

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    Japan’s First People: The Paleolithic People

    Some archeologists believe the history of human habitation of the Japanese archipelago could date back as far as 100,000 years. However, as with most of human history from long ago, there’s not much in the way of tangible evidence. As we mentioned above, The Japanese archipelago would have made an attractive spot to early humans […] More

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    The Real Story Behind Early Japan

    Japan’s storied history stretches back far before recorded history. The islands were a prime spot for early humans to find all manner of food and resources. There are some unique features that made this location ideal for early settlers.  Firstly, there are over 100 active volcanoes across Japan. This is about 10% of all the […] More