California School Report Volume 7

California School Report Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... to apply it as the ounce of prevention. Only in America is it necessary that one should be a pauper, a criminal, or an orphan, to have an equal training for head and hands. Our own necessities call for the industrial education of the young. The example of other nations--these displays in the Centennial point to this as the secret of their industrial supremacy. CHINA AND JAPAN. All this time I have not spoken of our neighbors across the Pacific. China made no educational exhibit, but confined its display to fine wares, furniture, stuffs, and the like, with which the World has grown tiresomely familiar. But the collective exhibit of Japan was not excelled, either in value, extent or variety, by any nation except Great Britain; and while it was entirely new to most of the visitors, it was so much more complete than any hitherto made, as to surprise those who have been somewhat' familier with their arts, and with the effects of the wonderful chanve in their national policy. General Francis /Valker says: "Hhndiness, aptness, fertility of resource, in some countries, become congenital, and a child is born into the world half an artisan." This seems to be true of Japan, and the fact that so many of the art exhibitors of Europe presented excellent imitations of Japanese ceramic manufactures, showed the esteem in which these are held by artists and connoisseurs. Italy falls far below Japan in the demand for art productions; but, however tempting it may be to tell you of those precious bronzes, of the costly embroideries, and skillful inventions, I must confine myself to the educational progress of the last ten years, which is about the date of the exodus of Japanese scholars into foreign countries. Since then the uni ue...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787315
  • 9781236787316