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Modern Japanese Diaries

Donald Keene

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ISBN 10: 0805020551 / ISBN 13: 9780805020557
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Holt, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. New, in dust jacket. A perfect unread copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 6673

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Title: Modern Japanese Diaries

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This is a collection of journals written by Japanese men and women--from samurai and other government officials to novelists and poets--who journeyed to America, Europe, and China between 1860 and 1920. The diaries faithfully record personal views of the countries and their cultures and sentiments that range from delight to disillusionment. At once an intimate account of the travellers' lives and a testimony to the greater struggles and advances of their cultures, Donald Keene's eloquent translation and commentary invites the reader to partake in the world as each person experienced it.

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This is a collection of journals written by Japanese men and women–-from samurai and other government officials to novelists and poets––who journeyed to America, Europe, and China between 1860 and 1920. At once an intimate account of the travellers' lives and a testimony to the greater struggles and advances of their cultures, Donald Keene's eloquent translation and commentary invites the reader to partake in the world as each person experienced it.

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