Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Bushido: The Soul of Japan

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by Inazo Nitobe
     
 

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This book on Bushido, a code of moral principles, is a notable contribution to the reconciliation and unity of the East and West, explaining and defining the chivalry which lies at the heart of the Japanese soul.

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This book on Bushido, a code of moral principles, is a notable contribution to the reconciliation and unity of the East and West, explaining and defining the chivalry which lies at the heart of the Japanese soul.

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ISBN-13:
9781494885366
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/08/2014
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

INAZO NITOBE was born in 1862 and began the study of English at the age of nine. He entered the Sapporo Agricultural College in 1877, and in 1883 Tokyo Imperial University. In the United States, he studied politics and international relations at Johns Hopkins University from 1884 to 1887. In Germany from 1887 to 1890, he studied at several universities, receiving a doctorate (the first of five) in agricultural economics.

As an educator, Nitobe first taught at Sapporo Agricultural College. Between 1903 and 1919, he held a professorship at Kyoto Imperial University, was headmaster of the First Higher School in Tokyo and then a professor at Tokyo Imperial University. He was also the first president of Tokyo Women's Christian University.

As a public servant, he was a colonial administrator in Taiwan from 1901 to 1903. In 1918 he attended the Versailles Peace Conference, then became the under-secretary of the League of Nations. He was a member of the House of Peers from 1926 to 1933, and from 1929 to 1933 chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations.

While still at Tokyo Imperial University, Nitobe expressed a desire to become a bridge between East and West. He was on just such a mission, leading a Japanese delegation to an international conference in Canada, when he died in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1933.

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Bushido: The Soul of Japan 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of interesting details about Samurai and Bushido that you don't see anywhere else. Heck, I'd buy it just for the cool cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old book from late 1800s early 1900s...good info, worth the read if you are interested in the Samurai.
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Five Stars!