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The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by  Ivan Morris - Paperback - 1st Edition  - 1994 - from Henniker Book Farm and Biblio.co.uk

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan

by Morris, Ivan

Condition: Very Good


New York: Kodansha America, 1994. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good condition. First edition, first printing. Light soiling to edges of text block. No internal markings of any kind.


Ivan Morris studied Japanese language and culture at Harvard University while serving in the Intelligence Section of the U.S. Navy Reserves. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1951, he worked for the Far East Section of the BBC as well as for the Japan and Pacific departments of the British Foreign Office. He lived in Tokyo for several years, writing, lecturing, and teaching. In 1960 he joined what would later be renamed the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, where he served as department chair. He was elected a Fellow of St. Anthony’s College at Oxford in 1966. Morris published numerous books on Japanese history, literature, and politics and produced distinguished translations of classical and contemporary Japanese works. He died in 1976.




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