Education About Asia: Online Archives

Web Gleanings: History of Japan

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Title: Ancient Japan
URL: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/-dee/ANCJAPAN/CONTENTS.HTM
A view of the major events and cultural “concepts” of ancient Japan. The chronology ends with the Heian period, and the cultural topics include the music, writing, and arts of Japan;  there are sections on Buddhism as well. The audience for this page would be students who haven’t studied Japan previously.

Title: Asuka Historical Museum
URL: http://www.cgc.eo.jp/asukahome/indexse.html
The highlight of this site is the ‘Virtual Asuka Museum” found at the bottom of the main page. There is information on the Asuka period, on the stone-carved figures of Asuka, and extensive information on the temples of Asuka with accompanying photographs.

Title: Japanese History
URL: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e641.html
Click on the “overview” for a listing of the time periods of Japanese history, beginning with Jomon and ending with Heisei. Click on the name of the time period and you’re taken to a page that describes the salient features and events of the period.