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The Empire of the East (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By H. B. Montgomery


308 pages

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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General