Donald Keene


Born
in New York City, NY, The United States
June 18, 1922

Died
February 24, 2019

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Donald Keene was an American-born Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese literature.

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Anthology of Japanese Liter...

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Modern Japanese Literature:...

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4.01 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1955 — 10 editions
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Chronicles of My Life: An A...

4.16 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Emperor of Japan: Meiji and...

3.99 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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The Pleasures of Japanese L...

3.87 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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Seeds in the Heart: Japanes...

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Dawn to the West: Japanese ...

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Yoshimasa and the Silver Pa...

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World Within Walls: Japanes...

4.22 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
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So Lovely a Country Will Ne...

3.98 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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“He considered China’s interference in Korea to be an intolerable attempt to prevent the spread of enlightenment, and the war itself not merely a struggle between two countries but a “battle for the sake of world culture.”49”
Donald Keene, Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912

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