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Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan - Bruce Feiler
Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
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Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor... show more
Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060577209 (0060577207)
Publisher: Perennial
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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3.0 Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
1992 Houghton-Mifflin, 2004 Perennial, by New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler reveals ~1000 reads here on Goodreads, illustrating perhaps the quixotic nature of bestsellers. is Feiler a millionaire? probably not. but is this book a classic? yes, to a degree.this is a classic for the Japan...
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NO SPOILERSFinsished: I enjoyed this book very much. It never dragged. It always kept you thinking. What the author learned about the Japanese mentality during his one year teaching job was clearly and humorously described. I have absolutely no complaints. He not lonly learned about the Japanese but...
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4.0 Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
What are Japanese schools really like? That's a question I'm interested in. Turns out, according to Bruce Feiler, Japanese schools are overcrowded and overly focused on discipline and structure. Why are they so successful, then? They are successful in producing students who work well in overcrowded,...
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