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Isami's House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family

Isami's House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family
Author: Gail Lee Bernstein
ISBN 13: 9780520246973
ISBN 10: 520246977
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2005-10-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
List Price: $34.95

"There simply is no other book like this. No other family history presents such a range of insights into the ways in which individuals, women as well as men, have had to cope with changes wrought by the social modernization of Japanese family culture."—James L. McClain, author of Japan: A Modern History

"Isami's House is the chronicle of a remarkable family, neither aristocratic nor famous, whose rise and decline seem to parallel Japan's. It makes absorbing reading, affording a panoramic view of a rural family's rise to local prominence at the dawn of the modern Japanese nation state, the expansion of its presence to Tokyo and then the empire, its experience in war and defeat, and finally its postwar reconfiguration as a dispersed urban family."—Norma Field, author of
In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: A Portrait of Japan at Century's End