Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841

Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841

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Frog in the Well is a vivid and revealing account of Watanabe Kazan, one of the most important intellectuals of the late Tokugawa period. From his impoverished upbringing to his tragic suicide in exile, Kazan's life and work reflected a turbulent period in Japan's history. He was a famous artist, a Confucian scholar, a student of Western culture, a samurai, and a critic of the shogunate who, nevertheless, felt compelled to kill himself for fear that he had caused… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 19, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 39 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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