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Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

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Publisher Comments:

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.

Synopsis:

The author of Abraham and Walking the Bible describes his experiences during his year of teaching in Japan and shares his impressions of Japanese society, culture, and everyday life. Reprint.

Table of Contents

Through the open door — Drawing the lines — The first day in school — The welcome party — The sports festival — Fall in the Chestnut Basin — The anatomy of a junior high school uniform — Making hospital rounds — Trash day --The lost art of school lunch — New Year's Eve and the rising sun — The Japanese color wheel — Twin winter escapades — The teacher in Japan — The Juku generation — Drinking alone in rural Japan — How to pick up a Japanese girl — Graduation day — Cherry blossom spring — A tale of two students — The invisible class — A Japanese wedding spectacular — The annual school excursion — The American class — Epilogue — A final bow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061863592
Subtitle:
Inside the Heart of Japan
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Feiler, Bruce
Author:
Bruce S. Feiler
Author:
Feiler, Bruce S.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Education, Secondary
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs 1945-
Subject:
Education, Secondary -- Japan.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Asia-Japan Contemporary 1945 to Present
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Biography » Educators
Biography » General
Education » General
Education » Multicultural
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Etiquette
Travel » Asia » Japan

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"Synopsis" by , The author of Abraham and Walking the Bible describes his experiences during his year of teaching in Japan and shares his impressions of Japanese society, culture, and everyday life. Reprint.
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