Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

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Ticknor & Fields, 1991 - Education - 321 pages
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Chronicles the author's year as an English teacher in Japan, describes the unusual customs he witnessed, and explodes many of the American-made myths about the Japanese. Awards: SLJ Best Book.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Explores the cultural differences and different facets of culture shock of an American teaching ESL in Japan. Central among these is the independence of the West versus the dependence of the East. Feiler talks about his experiences with sensitivity and humor. Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

The author spent a year teaching American culture and English in Japan. In this book, he relates his experiences both as a teacher and as a foreigner trying to understand Japanese culture. Well ... Read full review

Contents

THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR
1
DRAWING THE LINES
16
THE FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL
26
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Bruce Feiler (born October 25, 1964) is a writer on social issues and, particularly more recently, on religion. Feiler is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and now lives in New York City with his wife and children. His wife sometimes appears as a traveling companion in his books. Feiler completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University.

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