Translator's Note Map 1. Earliest Years 2. The Merkid Massacre 3. Overlordship on the Mongolian Plateau 4. Temujin Becomes Chinggis Khan 5. Attack on the Jin 6. Fall of the Jin Dynasty 7. The Destruction of Khorazm 8. Return to Mount Burqan Author's Afterword (1960) Dramatis Personae
"Joshua Fogel's translation is excellent-faithful to the original, responsive to the Mongolian background, and clear, clean, and easy to read. He has captured not only the meaning but also the nuances and tone of the Japanese." -- Martin Collcutt, Princeton University "This translation mirrors Joshua Fogel's expertise regarding the nomenclature of historical characters, geographical locales, and diverse ethnic peoples who populate the Mongolian plateau and North China. Fogel is himself a 'blue wolf'& mdash;an early pioneer in pan-Asian studies." -- William Tyler, Ohio State University
Inoue Yasushi (1907-1991) received numerous awards for his writing, including the prestigious Akutagawa Prize and the Japan Art Academy Award. His additional novels include the popular series: The Roof Tile of Tempyo, Lou-Lan, Wind and Waves, and Journey Beyond Samarkand. Joshua Fogel is Canada Research Chair and professor of history at York University in Toronto. He specializes in the history of Sino-Japanese relations and has taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
An exciting first English translation of the popular Japanese original, this book promises to create new Genghis Khan enthusiasts with its imaginative but historically faithful interpretation of the great Mongol leader's life... Inoue answers intriguing questions about Genghis Khan's motivations and what happened during key but unrecorded times in his life. Translator Fogel is to be applauded for bringing such a rousing Japanese favorite to a wider audience. Library Journal The Blue Wolf is a superior work of historical fiction. -- Viviane Crystal Historical Novels Review