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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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
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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