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History

Books and materials related to all eras and aspects of Japanese history

  1. In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians

    A journey in both space and time, In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians recounts a clash of civilizations—of East and West—that resonates to this
    John Dougill's In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians sets out to document Japan's Hidden Christians before they fade to extinction, and also to find within their story a greater understanding of the Japanese. He succeeds brilliantly with both goals. Those who are interested in Japanese religion, history, and culture will likely be as fascinated as I was. Dougill is a professor of British studies who has been in Japan since 1986. The book's introduction to him says that he has “a special...
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