This book traces back to the history of Japanese civilization, clarifies the unique thinking mode of Japanese nation, analyses the unique aesthetic viewpoints. It also describes the communication history of culture between China and Japan from BC 3rd century to the Late Qing Dynasty. Taking the communication of culture and arts as main line, taking the field visits as backgrounds, the author shows the colourful communication history between China and Japan. 

In the process of absorbing each other’s culture, China and Japan show different acceptance modes, as well as different characteristics. These characteristics can help us understand the essence of Japanese culture. As the author widely investigated the important historical relics, there are many unique viewpoints and thinking in this book.