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Author Nakae, Chōmin, 1847-1901.

Title A discourse by three drunkards on government / Nakae Chōmin ; translated by Nobuko Tsukui ; edited, with an introduction, by Nobuko Tsukui & Jeffrey Hammond
Edition First edition
Published New York : Weatherhill, 1984


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Description 137 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Summary The book takes the form of a debate between a spokesman for Western ideals of democracy and progress, and an advocate for adherence to traditional samurai values. Their discussion is moderated by the imperturbable Master Nankai, who loves nothing more than to drink and argue politics. The fiction of the drinking bout allowed Chōmin to debate freely topical political issues, in a discussion that offers an astute analysis of contemporary European politics and a prophetic vision of Japan's direction. This lucid and precise translation of a delightful work has been designated one of the UNESCO series of classics of world literature
Notes Spine title: Three drunkards on government
Translation of: San suijin keirin mondō
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Notes Nippon Foundation
Translated from the Japanese
Subject Political science.
Author Safe Driver A. D. I.
Tsukui, Nobuko.
LC no. 84003666
ISBN 0834801922 (paperback)
Other Titles San suijin keirin mondō. English
Discourse by 3 drunkards on government
Three drunkards on government
Three drunkards on government