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

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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.

About the Author


DONALD KEENE is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231114431
ISBN-10: 0231114435
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: March 21st, 1999
Pages: 544
Language: English