Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

Clouds Above the Hill A Historical Novel of the Russo Japanese War Volume Clouds above the Hill is one of the best selling novels ever in Japan and is now translated into English for the first time An epic portrait of Japan in crisis it combines graphic military history a

  • Title: Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2
  • Author: Ryōtarō Shiba Phyllis Birnbaum
  • ISBN: 9780415508841
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clouds above the Hill is one of the best selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed Best selling author Ry tar Shiba devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraorClouds above the Hill is one of the best selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed Best selling author Ry tar Shiba devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan s emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century.In Volume II, Meiji Japan is on a collision course with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria ignore repeated calls to withdraw Admiral T g leads a blockade and subsequent skirmish at the strategically vital and heavily fortified Port Arthur, whilst Yoshifuru s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for position as it approaches the Russian Army lines The two armies clash at the battle of Liaoyang, where Japan seals a victory which shocks the world.Anyone curious as to how the tiny, rising nation of Japan was able to fight so fiercely for its survival should look no further Clouds above the Hill is an exciting, human portrait of a modernizing nation that goes to war and thereby stakes its very existence on a desperate bid for glory in East Asia.

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    1. Ryōtarō Shiba Phyllis Birnbaum

      Ry tar Shiba born Teiichi Fukuda Fukuda Teiichi , August 7, 1923 February 12, 1996 in Osaka, Japan, was a Japanese author best known for his novels about historical events in Japan and on the Northeast Asian sub continent, as well as his historical and cultural essays pertaining to Japan and its relationship to the rest of the world.Shiba studied Mongolian at the Osaka School of Foreign Languages now the School of Foreign Studies at Osaka University and began his career as a journalist with the Sankei Shimbun, one of Japan s major newspapers After World War II Shiba began writing historical novels The magazine Shukan Asahi printed Shiba s articles about his travels within Japan in a series that ran for 1,146 installments Shiba received the Naoki Prize for the 1959 novel Fukuro no Shiro The Castle of an Owl In 1993 Shiba received the Government s Order of Cultural Merit Shiba was a prolific author who frequently wrote about the dramatic change Japan went through during the late Edo and early Meiji periods His most monumental works include Kunitori Monogatari , Ryoma ga Yuku see below , Moeyo Ken, and Saka no ue no kumo , all of which have spawned dramatizations, most notably Taiga dramas aired in hour long segments over a full year on NHK television He also wrote numerous essays that were published in collections, one of which Kaid wo Yuku is a multi volume journal like work covering his travels across Japan and around the world Shiba is widely appreciated for the originality of his analyses of historical events, and many people in Japan have read at least one of his works.Several of Shiba s works have been translated into English, including his fictionalized biographies of Kukai Kukai the Universal Scenes from His Life, 2003 and Tokugawa Yoshinobu The Last Shogun The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, 2004 , as well as The Tatar Whirlwind A Novel of Seventeenth Century East Asia 2007 from Alternative Names Fukuda, Teiichi Ryotaro, Shiba Shiba, Ryoutarou Ryoutarou, Shiba Sima, Liaotailang Shiba, R otaro , ,

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    1. Since it was originally published in the 1970s, Shiba Ryotaro's "Clouds Above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War" has become Japan's best selling novel of all time. Upon reading Volume 1, this comes as no surprise as it's an incredible read that left me desperate to see what Volume 2 had in store.If Volume 1 built up the characters of Masaoka Shiki and the Akiyama brothers, Volume 2 is a book more about war than about people, at least as individuals. Very early in this volume [...]



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