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An interesting look at many of the connections that literary, artistic, political and other folks -- primarily in the Boston/New England region -- had with each other and with Japan during the late ... Read full review

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An amazing look at some of the American progressives, that came to Japan after the opening up of the country, to look for a more "pure" place. Great stories and personalities. This book gives an ... Read full review

The great wave: gilded age misfits, Japanese eccentrics, and the opening of old Japan

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Benfey (English, Mt. Holyoke Coll.) examines the relationship between Japan and the United States from the late 1850s to 1913. During that time, Emperor Meiji oversaw Japan's transition from an ... Read full review

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