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In this volume the author considers what the purpose and method of advanced Japanese studies should be. He believes that the study of Japanese history should be, not an end in itself but an integral part of world history. He discusses areas of controversy in interpretation which arise when a comparative method is used and Japanese history is examined in correlation with world history.
‘These lectures…are models of unforced eloquence…and however conversational yet keeping their direction…’- Times Literary Supplement