Titolo: The Thames and I
Casa editrice: BRILL/Global Oriental
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In 1992 Japans Crown Prince Naruhito completed a memoir about his life and experiences at the University of Oxford less than ten years earlier (1983-85) to mark the 125th anniversary of his own Gakushuin University. Now, in English translation, this sensitive, engaging and informative account of English university life, customs and mores as seen from the perspective of a young Japanese student, albeit Japans heir to the Imperial throne, is a most welcome contribution to cross-cultural studies. It is also provides a rare personal commentary on particular aspects of the everyday life of Japans Imperial family, and makes a welcome companion read to the earlier memoir by Princess Chichibu - The Silver Drum (Global Oriental 1995). At Oxford, where his supervisor was Professor Peter Matthias, the Crown Prince studied the history of transport on the river Thames hence the title to his memoir. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1905246064
Riassunto: In 1993 Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito published a memoir about his life and experiences during his two years at Merton College, Oxford, in the mid-1980s, where he studied the history of transport on the River Thames, hence the title of his book. The original Japanese edition ('Thames to tomo ni') was published by Gakushuin Kyoyoshinsho to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of Gakushuin University, Tokyo, which is the Crown Prince's own Alma Mater. Now in English translation by former British Ambassador to Japan, Sir Hugh Cortazzi, this sensitive, engaging and informative account of English university life, customs and mores as seen from the perspective of a young Japanese student, albeit Japan's heir to the imperial throne is a most welcome contribution to cross-cultural studies in the broader context; it is also a rare record of a life lived by one who normally experiences life above the clouds' as a member of the Japanese imperial family. It is twenty years since I left Oxford, notes the Crown Prince in his Preface, but I recall fondly the days I spent there [1983-85] as if they took place yesterday. What I learned and experienced whilst I was studying in England during those brief two years have been of great benefit to me.
Sinossi: This sensitive, engaging and informative account of English university life, customs and mores - as seen from the perspective of a young Japanese student, albeit Japan's heir to the throne - contributes to cross-cultural studies in the broader context. It is also a rare record of a life lived by one who normally experiences 'life above the clouds' as a member of the Japanese imperial family.
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