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Through Japanese Eyes PB : Eyes Books - Richard H. Minear

Through Japanese Eyes PB

Eyes Books

Paperback Published: 15th July 2008
ISBN: 9780938960539
Number Of Pages: 334
For Ages: 18 - 22 years old

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Through Japanese Eyes shows us Japanese history and society through the eyes of a wide variety of Japanese (and a few non-Japanese) observers � male and female, young and old, novelists, poets, and journalists. With an emphasis on young people and their educations, this volume interweaves the historical and the contemporary, the laudatory and the critical, the domestic and the foreign. It demolishes all stereotypes of Japan and leaves students with a new appreciation of Japanese diversity. And it challenges students to ask the same questions of their own society that these Japanese are asking of Japan. Sections with four to seven readings each treat "Japan before 1850," "The War Years," and "Japan Today." Sections with somewhat tighter focus treat "Textbooks and the Teaching of History," "Nature and Pollution," "Gender." A concluding section introduces the topic of "Japanese Americans." The text is accompanied by many boxes, photos, and charts. It is suitable for seventh grade and up. Varied, non-stereotyped; fascinating.

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Japan is particularly difficult to teach about because it has such a strong image as exotic. Richard H. Minear has shrewdly chosen and introduced these selections with this problem in mind. The documents vividly convey a complicated but comprehensible place, while the introductions remind students to think about their own society using the same tools they use to understand Japan.--Laura Hein, Northwestern University

ISBN: 9780938960539
ISBN-10: 0938960539
Series: Eyes Books
Audience: General
For Ages: 18 - 22 years old
For Grades: 13 - 17
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 15th July 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 15.24  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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