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Secret memoirs of the shoguns : Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822

Author: Timon Screech; Isaac Titsingh
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An annotated edition of the original English version, which appeared posthumously in 1822 in English and French.

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Named Person: Isaac Titsingh; Isaac Titsingh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timon Screech; Isaac Titsingh
ISBN: 070071720X 9780700717200
OCLC Number: 716926181
Description: XIII, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns Introduction: Before the Tokugawa 2. Essays on Japanese Civilisation On Legal Suicide On Japanese Poetry The Character of the Japanese People 3. Historical Observations Secret Diary of Issac Titsingh Titsingh's Philosophical Discourse
Responsibility: annoted and introduced by Timon Screech.
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'Titsingh's narrative is useful in that he never sees Japan as a monolithic and static society where everybody thought the same way. Instead, he is constantly aware of the competing groups and Read more...

 
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