The Religions of Japan (Dodo Press)
By (author) William Elliot Griffis
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Religions of Japan (Dodo Press) by William Elliot Griffis
Book DescriptionWilliam Elliot Griffis, D.D., L.H. D. (1843-1928) was an American orientalist, author and Congregational preacher. In September 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan for the purpose of organizing schools along Western lines. He prepared the New Japan Series of reading and spelling books and primers for Japanese students in the English language. He published 18 books on Japan and Japanese culture, wrote several hundred articles, and made numerous public lectures. It wasn't just Japan and the Orient he was interested in, in his lifetime Griffis travelled to Europe 11 times, mainly to the Netherlands. He was a member of the committee of the Boston Congregational Club to erect a Pilgrim memorial at Delfshaven, the Netherlands in 1909. In 1926 he returned to Japan to receive the Order of the Rising Sun. He died in 1928. His works include The Religions of Japan (1895), Charles Carleton Coffin (1898), Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks (1918) and Welsh Fairy Tales (1921).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406559897
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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