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Western Writers in Japan

  • Sumie Okada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Pre-Blunden Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-4
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      Pages 5-14
  3. Between the Wars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
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      Pages 23-42
  4. Post-Second World War

  5. Themes and Variations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
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  6. Interviews and Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
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      Pages 151-155
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      Pages 164-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 168-185

About this book

Introduction

This book relates the experiences of a range of Western writers who went to Japan as teachers and lecturers, covering a period of over 100 years. It discusses East-West cultural differences; Western 'individualism' encountering Japanese 'formal' society; and draws on the author's interviews with many of the writers featured. It includes some hitherto unpublished correspondence, as well as comments on their published works. The author hopes her book will encourage a deeper understanding between East and West.

Keywords

conflict Haiku society World War II

Authors and affiliations

  • Sumie Okada
    • 1
  1. 1.Immaculate Heart UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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