Modern Japanese Diaries: The Japanese at Home and Abroad as Revealed Through Their Diaries

Modern Japanese Diaries: The Japanese at Home and Abroad as Revealed Through Their Diaries

by Donald Keene
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231114435

ISBN-13: 9780231114431

Pub. Date: 03/14/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114431
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/14/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE COLUMBIA EDITION vii(2)
PREFACE xi
INTRODUCTION 1(8)
The Early Missions to Foreign Countries
9(126)
Diary of a Voyage to America
9(22)
Journey to America in His Excellency's Service
31(12)
Leisurely Journey of a Fly on a Horse's Tail
43(14)
Diary of a Journey to Europe
57(7)
Journey to the West
64(9)
Journey to France and England
73(4)
Voyage to the West
77(13)
True Account of a Tour of America and Europe
90(29)
Journal of a Voyage to the West
119(16)
Travelers in Asia
135(54)
Bridges in the Clouds, Rain in the Gorges
135(13)
Travels in the North
148(16)
Exploration of the Southern Islands
164(25)
Writers Abroad
189(60)
The Diaries of Mori Ogai
189(24)
The European Diary of Natsume Soseki
213(12)
The Diaries of Niijima Jo
225(24)
Diaries by Politicians
249(20)
The Diary of Kido Takayoshi
249(5)
The Diary of Ueki Emori
254(15)
Diaries by Women
269(60)
Koume's Diary
269(15)
The Diary of Higuchi Ichiyo
284(20)
The Diary of Tsuda Umeko
304(9)
Mineko's Diary
313(8)
The Diary of Shimomura Toku
321(8)
Poets and Novelists
329(74)
An Undeceitful Record
329(26)
The Diaries of Masaoka Shiki
355(22)
The Diaries of Ishikawa Takuboku
377(26)
The Early Twentieth Century
403(104)
Record of Impressions
403(33)
The Diary of Kotoku Shusui
436(11)
The Diary of Tokutomi Roka
447(23)
The Diaries of Kinoshita Mokutaro
470(18)
The Diaries of Nagai Kafu
488(19)
CONCLUSION 507(4)
INDEX 511

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