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On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/4 21:23
Long ago I read a book on Japan, but forgot the author's name and the title of the book. Want to reread the book for the purpose of writing an article. It was written by an English speaking missionary, probably a US one.It was written before 1905 as there is no reference of Jap-Rus war. But it was written around that time. Is this possible that I get a list of memoirs written at that time by foreigners/ missionaries?
by Firoz Ahmed (guest)  

Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/5 12:12
Have you tried your local library or history museum? Those would be the first two places I'd look into. They may not have a list, but they would be able to lead you to the right direction.
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Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/5 15:04
It’s not by US author, and it’s not by a missionary, but I happen to have at hand:
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: The Firsthand Experiences of a British Woman in Outback Japan in 1878, by Isabella Bird.
Can that possibly be?
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Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/5 15:48
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Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/5 22:36
you can google some information with the words, "明治 外国人 著作".
明治  meiji era
外国人 foreigner
著作 literature

here are examples.
https://rnavi.ndl.go.jp/kaleido/entry/jousetsu112.php
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%96%E5%9B%BD%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AB%E3%...
http://www.tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp/ctosho/lib/tenji/28th.htm
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Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/6 00:25
Thank you all for the wonderful and cordial attempts to help me. From here I was introduced to so many brilliant books while I only was looking for a single title... thanks indeed!
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Re: On a memoir on Japan written before 1905 2021/1/10 21:24
Another candidate:

Amy Carmichael
From Sunrise Land: Letters from Japan

Out of print currently, but a good audiobook available on LibriVox.
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