Japanese Things: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan (Hardback)
  • Japanese Things: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan (Hardback)
zoom

Japanese Things: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan (Hardback)

(author)
£95.00
Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 01/07/2005
  • Out of stock

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
One of the first westerners to write about Japan, Chamberlain lived there for over thirty five years, and was proficient in ancient and modern Japanese. Chamberlain's resided in Japan during a time of transition when, as he put it, old things passed away between a night and a morning. To record some things before they vanished, but also to show how old and new coexisted in Japan, he wrote this guide. Instead of places, like a travel guide, he writes about subjects, in alphabetical order beginning with abacus and ending with the zoology of Japan. In between he discusses, among other subjects, acupuncture, Japanese chess, music, fashionable crazes, foreign employees, tattooing, silk, the Japanese use of English, the navy, embroidery, and the traditional Japanese system of time.

Publisher: Kegan Paul
ISBN: 9780710310071
Number of pages: 576
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

The History of Sexuality
Added to basket
Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Recipe for Life
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Added to basket
Midnight In Sicily
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Russian Journal
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
My Future Listography
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Seven Days in the Art World
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Roads To Santiago
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Event
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Religion and the Decline of Magic
Added to basket
Revolution In The Head
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.