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The Empire of the East (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9781138919693
Published December 6, 2016 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface;  1. A glimpse at the past  2. The country: its physical features – products – fauna – flora, etc.  3. The Japanese race and its language  4. The religions of Japan, their influence and effects  5. The constitution – the crown and the houses of parliament  6. The people, their life and habits  7. Trade, commerce and industries  8. Japan’s financial burdens and resources  9. Education  10. The Japanese army and navy  11. Japanese art – introductory – lacquer and porcelain  12. Japanese art – sculpture – metal work – painting  13. Japanese architecture  14. Postal and other means of communication  15. Law and order  16. Literature and the drama  17. Newspapers in Japan  18. Japanese morality  19. Japan and China  20. Europeans in Japan  21. A visit to some Buddhist temples  22. The Ainos  23. Japan as it is to-day  24. The future of Japan – physical – moral – mental  25. The future of Japan – national – political – its influence on the world

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