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

Label
Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back
Title
Daughters of the samurai
Title remainder
a journey from East to West and back
Statement of responsibility
Janice P. Nimura
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
  • 920.72
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.J3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back, Janice P. Nimura
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky274295117
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393077995
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
a2051803
Label
Daughters of the samurai : a journey from East to West and back, Janice P. Nimura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky274295117
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393077995
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014046933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
a2051803

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