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Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back, Janice P. Nimura

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Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back
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Daughters of the samurai
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a journey from East to West and back
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Janice P. Nimura
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"In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors-- Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda-- grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels feted by newspapers across the nation. The passionate friendships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan-- a land grown foreign to them-- determined to revolutionize women's education. Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment"--Provided by publisher
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Daughters of the samurai
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In the years after 1853, when Japan opened its harbors to trade with the U.S., the Japanese government realized that its citizens would need to understand Western culture as it pursued commerce with the rest of the world. Since they viewed women as essential to the preparation of future leaders, they decided to send some girls to the U.S. so they could learn American ways and return to Japan as educators. Daughters of the Samurai presents complete biographies of three of the five girls who were chosen, tracing their foreign experiences and following their adult lives in Japan. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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  • 920.72
  • B
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.J3
LC item number
N484 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Janice P. Nimura
Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back, Janice P. Nimura
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-320) and index
Contents
Samurai daughter -- The war of the Year of the Dragon -- "A little leaven" -- "An expedition of practical observers" -- "Interesting strangers" -- Finding families -- Growing up American -- At Vassar -- The journey "home" -- Two weddings -- Getting along alone -- Alice in Tokyo -- Advances and retreats -- The Women's Home School of English -- Endings
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393077995
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2014046933
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illustrations, map, portraits

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