Early Japanese history ...

by Robert Karl Reischauer

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Publisher: H. Milford, Oxford University Press in Princeton, London

Written in English
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At head of title: Princeton University: School of Public and International Affairs.

Statementby Robert Karl Reischauer ...
ContributionsPrinceton University. School of Public Affairs.
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LC ClassificationsDS851 .R4
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LC Control Number38000160
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