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Old 11th December 2007, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all.

I just finished James Clavell's epic Shogun and was wondering if anybody knows of other fiction that represents Japan in that time period as well?
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Re: Like Shogun?

Well, there are a few titles in here that might help.

Japanese historical fiction

If there are any new additions to this, I'll be happy to find out myself.
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Silence by Shusaku Endo...absolutely amazing book
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Thanks for the help. I'll check them out.
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Re: Like Shogun?

It might sound obvious , but... Taipan? (by the same author)

BTW did you know there was a mini-series based on Shogun? It's really quite good
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It might sound obvious , but... Taipan? (by the same author)

BTW did you know there was a mini-series based on Shogun? It's really quite good
I should have mentioned I've read the others by him.

I heard about the mini-series but never watched it. If I can get my hands on it I'll watch for sure.
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Here you go, Power:

Shogun DVD : TV Shows and Series On Dvd from TVAddicts

I remember seeing this the first time around....recommended!
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Oh wow! That was quick.

Thanks for the site.
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You might as well read the rest of the Asia Saga to be honest, starting with as was all ready stated, Tai-Pan before moving on to Gai-Jin.
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I just finished James Clavell's epic Shogun and was wondering if anybody knows of other fiction that represents Japan in that time period as well?
I have not gotten around to reading any of Clavell's books besides Shogun yet but some other stories of Japanese culture that I would recommend are:

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa (One of my all-time favorite books)
Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan by Giles Milton (This is supposed to be more of the true story Shogun is based upon. I found it very interesting.)
The Last Samurai: Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori by Mark Ravina
The 47 Ronin Story translated by John Allyn
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