Item description for Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan (Stone Bridge Classics) by Basil Hall Chamberlain...
An engaging collection about everything from the abacus to zoology in Japan, designed to preserve knowledge about a society that was modernizing beyond recognition. This book remains an erudite source of information about culture, history, art, religion, and daily life.
Basil Hall Chamberlain (18501935) lived in Japan for thirty-five years and was one of the foremost Japanologists of his day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Stone Bridge Press
ISBN 1933330279 ISBN13 9781933330273
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More About Basil Hall Chamberlain
1850-1935. A professor of Tokyo Imperial Univ. and one of the foremost Britsih Japanologist of the late 19th century. A translator of haiku and classical Japanese, he was a brilliant linguist who studied Ainu and wrote books on Japanese language, learning, and travel. He lived in Japan from 1873 to 1911.
Basil Hall Chamberlain was born in 1850 and died in 1935.
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Greatest book ever about Japan Jul 13, 2007
This book was written a hundred years ago, it therefore describes a Japan that often doesn't exist anymore, but this makes it more interesting. It is a great resource about things, that were lost. The single articles are full of information, always interesting and always have a personal note. It has an article about "Cats" but also about "Treaties with foreign powers", about "The status of women" but also about "Fashionable Crazes". Some things are slanted and reflect the spirit of the time, like when he talks of "Japanese People" but even then it is interesting, just seeing how our understanding has changed.
You can read it from "A to Z" or you can read single articles, whichever way, the book is going to be intersting and informative and as an added bonus you get a good dose of British humor. This is one of my favourite books about Japan and I have a lot.