A Maker of New Japan REV. Joseph Hardy Neesima, LL.D., President of Doshisha University, Kyoto

A Maker of New Japan REV. Joseph Hardy Neesima, LL.D., President of Doshisha University, Kyoto

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...forget the great work he had undertaken; it was always before his eyes and upon his heart. He at last yielded to the earnest solicitations of his friends, and accepted Mr. Hardy's generous invitation to go to the United States by way of Europe, and on the 6th of April, 1884, he started from Kobe on his long journey. He landed in Italy at Naples. His daily journals, from the time of leaving Japan until he left Switzerland, are very full; they are little encyclopedias of information on every subject; it is wonderful to see how much information he gathered, and especially are they very full on the educational side. He visited all the schools and colleges he could, and minutely inspected their whole plan of teaching, studies, and buildings, and wrote out all the details. He secured letters of introduction to the men who were at the head of the Catholic colleges in Italy, and inspected them very carefully; also the Waldensian theological school in Florence. He spent several weeks in the Waldensian valley, and carefully studied the history, the persecutions, the school system, and the waysI of working of that church. From there he went by the St. Gotthard route into Switzerland; his note-books are full of his pencil-drawings to illustrate the architecture and the processes of grape-raising, cheese-making, etc. On the 6th of August he started with a German traveler to go up the St. Gotthard Pass. It was a gentle climb of about two thousand feet. He says in his note-book: "' One and a half miles this side of the pass I began to breathe hard; I could not go; I was left behind; I stopped every ten rods; finally I reached the pass; I ate dinner, but after that I found myself worse andworse; I could not go any farther. I stayed at...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885635
  • 9781236885630