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Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

Lafcadio Hearn

Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (?? ??). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society. Even today, over 100 years after this book was written, some of the described traditions and fundamental ideas still exist. (Summary by Julia Niedermaier)

Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (?? ??). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society. Even today, over 100 years after this book was written, some of the described traditions and fundamental ideas still exist. (Summary by Julia Niedermaier)
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History

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Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (?? ??). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society. Even today, over 100 years after this book was written, some of the described traditions and fundamental ideas still exist. (Summary by Julia Niedermaier)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Niedermaier

Length:

13h 58m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

57:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:45