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dc.contributor.author Akiyoshi, Suzuki
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dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T00:33:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T00:33:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation Akiyoshi, S. (2017) The East and the West Harmoniously Coexisting as Jacob's Descendants Under the Care of Mary of the East and the West: David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet. Journal of East-West Thought, 4(7), 59-82.
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/198912 en
dc.description.abstract David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is generally read as a historical novel whose theme is the reconciliation of the East and the West as well as other dichotomies in today’s global society. The novel rather promotes the harmonious coexistence of the East and the West and the unity of science and the humanities beyond the gaps caused by their differences. The protagonists, Jacob (West) and Orito (East), love each other, not in the having mode but in the giving mode, and they deliver a new being without sleeping with each other, like Joseph and Mary, in a world full of the desire to have material goods and people as property. This is like Dejima and Enomoto’s shrine, which can be likened to the literary tradition of dystopian literature. Orito’s face resembles the bombed Virgin Mary in Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki and in Guernica Cathedral. An excellent midwife and medical scientist, Orito loves human beings and saves their lives in the role of the bombed Virgin Mary.
dc.format.extent 24 pgs. en_US
dc.publisher International Association for East-West Studies (IAES, http://www.iaesonline.org/) en_US
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic Unversity, Pomona en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en_US
dc.subject historical novel
dc.subject global society
dc.subject East/West
dc.subject coexistence
dc.title The East and the West Harmoniously Coexisting as Jacob's Descendants Under the Care of Mary of the East and the West: David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-12-21T00:33:01Z
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US


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