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
     
 

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

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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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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
Introduction1
The Early Missions to Foreign Countries
Diary of a Voyage to America9
Journey to America in His Excellency's Service31
Leisurely Journey of a Fly on a Horse's Tail43
Diary of a Journey to Europe57
Journey to the West64
Journey to France and England73
Voyage to the West77
True Account of a Tour of America and Europe90
Journal of a Voyage to the West119
Travelers in Asia
Bridges in the Clouds, Rain in the Gorges135
Travels in the North148
Exploration of the Southern Islands164
Writers Abroad
The Diaries of Mori Ogai189
The European Diary of Natsume Soseki213
The Diaries of Niijima Jo225
Diaries by Politicians
The Diary of Kido Takayoshi249
The Diary of Ueki Emori254
Diaries by Women
Koume's Diary269
The Diary of Higuchi Ichiyo284
The Diary of Tsuda Umeko304
Mineko's Diary313
The Diary of Shimomura Toku321
Poets and Novelists
An Undeceitful Record329
The Diaries of Masaoka Shiki355
The Diaries of Ishikawa Takuboku377
The Early Twentieth Century
Record of Impressions403
The Diary of Kotoku Shusui436
The Diary of Tokutomi Roka447
The Diaries of Kinoshita Mokutaro470
The Diaries of Nagai Kafu488
Conclusion507
Index511

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