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The Great Wave

Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan

The Great Wave( )
Author: Benfey, Christopher
ISBN:978-0-375-50327-6
Publication Date:May 2003
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.95
Book Description:

When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to “Old Japan,” with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state, ultimately transforming itself, in the course of twenty-five years, from a feudal backwater to an international power....
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / Japan
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.36 x 9.52 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.369 Pounds



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