Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan

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Death came early and often to the people of Tokugawa Japan, as it did to the rest of the pre-modern world. Yet the Japanese reaction to death struck foreign observers and later scholars as particularly subdued. In this pioneering study, Harold Bolitho translates and analyzes some extraordinary accounts written by three Japanese men of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries about the death of a loved one-testimonies that challenge the impression that the Japanese accepted their bereavements with nonchalance. The ...

Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan 2013, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300204971

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Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan 2003, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300097986

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