Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage

Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage

by Haru Matsukata Reischauer

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Samurai and Silk is a rare treasure: a book of penetrating insight into the Japanese character and the forging of modern Japan from the feudal Tokugawa shoguns to present day economic titans. Only Haru Reischauer could have written this extraordinary family account, beginning with her two illustrious grandfathers: one, a provincial samurai who became a founding father of the Meiji government; the other, a scion of a wealthy and enterprising peasant family who almost single-handedly developed the silk trade with America. Their remarkable stories, and those of their notable descendants, demonstrate the unbounded vision and determination that explain so much about Japan's legendary success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674788015
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1988
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edwin O. Reischauer was University Professor at Harvard University.

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