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Author Arai, Hakuseki, 1657-1725.

Title Told round a brushwood fire : the autobiography of Arai Hakuseki ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Joyce Ackroyd.

Published [Princeton] : Princeton University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Oritaku shiba no ki. English
Physical description 1 online resource
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Acknowledgments -- Notes on the translation -- Introduction -- Told round a brushwood fire -- Preface -- Book 1 -- Book II -- Book III -- Notes -- Biographical notes -- Appendix 1. Glossary of titles, offices, and names -- Appendix 2. The sexagenary system and era names -- Appendix 3. Measures -- Appendix 4. Pedigrees -- Appendix 5. Selected chronology -- Maps -- Index.
Summary The Oritaku Shiha no Ki of Arai Hakuscki (1657-1725) was the first Japanese autobiography and is often singled out as the most outstanding. As primary source material for the first half of the Tokugawa period, it constitutes a unique historical supplement to the official records. Presented here is a scholarly English translation of and commentary on this important work.
Other author Ackroyd, J. I. (Joyce Irene)
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Arai, Hakuseki, 1657-1725.
Politicians -- Japan -- Biography.
Confucianists -- Japan -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1306989515 (electronic bk.)
9781306989510 (electronic bk.)
9781400853045 (electronic bk.)
1400853044 (electronic bk.)