Native Sources is a collection of seminal essays on the demographic, economic, and social history of Tokugawa and modern Japan by one of the most eminent historians of Japan in this country. Gathered together for the first time and made accessible to students and scholars, Professor Smith's essays are indispensable reading for anyone interested in Japan's remarkable history.
Thomas C. Smith is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.
"This collections of essays is one of a kind, an outstanding exposition of a set of interpretations and body of information richly illuminating of a first-class scholarly mind."—Conrad Totman, Yale University