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In Japan (1893-94) free pdf During his 1893 journey around the world, Czech traveler, pedagogue, and writer Josef Korensky spent only two months traveling in Japan, yet his power of observation yielded a travelogue that remains popular to this day. Originally published in Czech, "In Japan" portrays the epic grandeur of the country's landscapes, the elegance of its gardens, and the hustle and bustle of its cities with incisive prose. Beyond his own immediate impressions of people and places, Korensky set out to create an ethnography of the Japanese people for a private collector whose belongings would later become an essential part of the Czech National Museum. Korensky draws on his extensive expertise in the natural sciences to provide meticulous descriptions of geological phenomena, including accounts of volcanic activity, as well as Japan's flora and fauna. Korensky supplements descriptions of his own experiences with extensive accounts of Japanese history, agriculture, and education. This unabridged English translation of Korensky's report on his first trip to Japan offers an authentic account of the rapidly changing social mores of Japan during the 1890s, only a few decades after it had opened itself to the West. "In Japan" is an unusual and important resource for scholars of Japanese or Eastern European history, and Korensky's enthusiasm for his subject and sharp sense of irony make this travelogue informative and lively.

About Josef L. Korensky

Josef Korensky (1847-1938) was a Czech traveler, writer, and educator. He published a number of scientific articles, journal stories, and popular travel books, and collected ethnographic material and native art. Miriam Jelinkova is a translator who is based at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has lectured on Japanese literature and translation at universities in the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic.

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Author : Josef L. Korensky
Publisher : Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
Data Published : 26 November 2013
ISBN : 8024620731
EAN : 9788024620732
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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