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A Japanese Robinson Crusoe

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First published in 1898 and long out of print, this is a pioneering work of Asian American literature. It recounts Jenichiro Oyabe's early life in Japan, his journey west, and his education at two historically Black colleges, detailing his gradual transformation from Meiji gentleman to self-proclaimed 'Japanese Yankee'.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by University of Hawaii Press
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Leroy Seat
Oct 17, 2009 Leroy Seat rated it really liked it
I received this book to review for "Missiology" An International Review," and would likely not have read it otherwise. But it is an interesting book about an outstanding young Japanese man, an autobiography written before the author was thirty years old.

The book was first published in 1898, so much of its value lies in getting a feel for life and thought of the previous twelve years.

The book is written in very good English prose, making me wonder how much help the author received in the editing
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