Weather in Japanese History Research Paper by hicaliber

Weather in Japanese History
An analysis of Japan's "divine winds" and how they related to the Mongol invasions.
# 93994 | 1,398 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper provides an overview of the attempted invasions of the Mongols into the island of Japan in the 13th century. The paper discusses how the weather affected the outcomes of the invasions and the interpretation of the intervention of the weather by the Japanese. The paper also discusses how the use of "kamikazes" by the Japanese in World War II was based on their belief that this tactic could provide the same type of divine intervention that helped them defeat the Mongol armada in 1274 and 1281.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gin, Ooi Keat. (2004). "Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History." The Historian 66(4):861.
  • Metevelis, P. (2002). "The Deity and Wind of Ise." Asian Folklore Studies 61(1):1.
  • Kuno, Y. S. (1967). Japanese expansion on the Asiatic continent: A study in the history of Japan with special reference to her international relations with China, Korea, and Russia, vol. 1. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.
  • Onon, C. (2001). The secret history of the Mongols: The life and times of Chinggis Khan. Richmond, UK: Curzon.
  • Sayle, Murray. (2001, March). "Kamikazes Rise Again: This Time, to Help Japan Confront Its Past." The Atlantic Monthly, 287(3):16-17.

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