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Preface Note on periods in Japanese history Part I. Early History: 1. The origins 2. Early myths and chronicles 3. The indigenous cult 4. The introduction of Chinese learning 5. Cultural relations with China and the political reform of Taikwa Part II. Nara: 6. Confucianism and Buddhism 7. Art and letters 8. Law and administration 9. A summary of political events in the Nara period Part III. The Heian Period: 10. The new capital and the provinces 11. The development of Chinese institutions on Japanese soil 12. Religion and the arts 13. A summary of political events in the Heian period Part IV. Kamakura: 14. The growth of feudalism 15. The Hojo regents 16. Religion, art and letters Part V. Muromachi: 17. The Ashikaga Shoguns 18. Religion and the arts Part VI. Sengoku: 19. The country at war 20. Adzuchi and Momoyama Part VII. Yedo: 21. The Tokugawa regime 22. Genroku 23. The breakdown of feudalism Index.