Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro
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168pp. July 1999
Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro
Author: Shiba Goro; Editor: Ishimitsu Mahita; Translator: Craig, Teruko;
The Meiji Restoration of 1868 is most often seen as a glorious event marking the overthrow of Tokugawa feudalism and the beginning of Japan's modern transformation. Yet it had its dark side. The Aizu domain in northeastern Japan had staunchly supported th
"A remarkably well-conceived text that is gripping, even suspenseful.... It has many revealing things to say about male-female relations, parent-child ties, child-rearing practices, childhood customs, and the importance of hierarchy, patronage, and person
Author: Shiba Goro; Editor: Ishimitsu Mahita; Translator: Craig, Teruko;
Teruko Craig is a senior lecturer emerita in Japanese at Tufts University and associate in research at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University. Her previous translations include Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Toku
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