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Alan Macfarlane

Autor(a) de The Empire of Tea

51+ Works 936 Membros 13 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Alan Macfarlane is currently Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Obras por Alan Macfarlane

The Empire of Tea (2004) 212 exemplares
Japan Through the Looking Glass (2007) 96 exemplares
The Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World (2002) — Autor — 68 exemplares
Glass: A World History (2002) 64 exemplares
The Culture of Capitalism (1987) 31 exemplares
The Justice and the Mare's Ale (1981) 17 exemplares
The Savage Wars of Peace (1997) 15 exemplares
Reflections on Cambridge (2009) 7 exemplares
English Historical Records (2008) 1 exemplar
On Individualism (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Technological Innovation as an Evolutionary Process (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
And We in Dreams (2019) — Editor, algumas edições1 exemplar

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An average read that didn't manage to enlighten me on Japan in any way. Everything seemed to go in circles and only touch on the surface of many issues with constant comparisons to Britain for some reason. Alan Booth's travel books are a far better way for readers to acquaint themselves with this fascinating country.
 
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MerkabaZA | 1 outra crítica | Jun 12, 2017 |
This is an interesting and readable introduction, but nothing more. Iris, the co-author's, memoirs of growing up in an Indian tea "garden" are more interesting than the rest of the book. I think of books like this as "history lite," interesting anecdotes, major figures, not much analysis of how it fits into larger historical context.
 
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kaitanya64 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2017 |
Barely a 3 ... maybe 2.5 for "ambivalent"? There are bits and pieces of interesting story here, but it is rather dull throughout. Edit this down to what is interesting and it would take 50 pages.

Overall: Dull and not worth much time.
 
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deldevries | 4 outras críticas | Jan 31, 2016 |
chiefly about the ideas of one of the most influential intellectuals of Meiji Japan
 
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antiquary | Aug 14, 2013 |

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Obras
51
Also by
5
Membros
936
Popularidade
#27,447
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
13
ISBN
113
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
1

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