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As We Saw Them The First Japanese Embassy to the United States

ISBN-10: 1589880234
ISBN-13: 9781589880238
Edition: 2005
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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Paul Dry Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

"Masao Miyoshi's masterful account is, by turns, alarming and hilarious as two cultures meet at the court of President James Buchanan. Their mutual incomprehension is, alas, still relevant as inscrutable East fails to make sense of mysterious West, and vice versa."-Gore Vidal In 1860 Japan sent 170 officials to tour the United States, the first such visit to America and the first trip anywhere abroad in 200 years.

Masao Miyoshi is the Hajime Mori Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of California–San Diego, and the author of Off Center and Accomplices of Silence. He lives in Del Mar, California.

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University and currently holds the title of Special Service Professor. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and was general editor of the first editions of Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Indian Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Korean Tradition.Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University. She is the author of Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Periodand the coeditor of Asia in Western and World Historyand Showa: The Japan of Hirohito.Arthur E. Tiedemann is a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. He is the author of Modern Japan: A Brief Historyand Introduction to Japanese Civilization.

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Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Travelers
Views
Minds
Lives
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
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