Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

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Ticknor & Fields, 1991 - Education - 321 pages
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Since its publication, "Learning to Bow" has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, most insightful books about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Feiler recounts the year he spent teaching within the world's most heralded school system, and through his unique perspective, demystifies contemporary Japanese life.

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Learning to bow: an American teacher in a Japanese school

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In 1987-88, Feiler was a participant in the Japanese government's Living English program, teaching English and American culture in the middle schools of Sano, a rural town north of Tokyo. His report ... Read full review

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Despite only being in the country for a short time, the author has some good insights into the Japanese educational system. The story is engagingly told and easy to read. I'd recommend it for anyone ... Read full review

Contents

THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR
1
THE FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL
26
FROM BLACKENED SCALPS
75
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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