Join us for our October University Libraries Book Club discussion featuring The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.
When Dutchman Jacob de Zoet arrives at the Dejima trading post—the only part of Japan open to foreigners—in 1799, all he really hopes for is to earn enough money to impress his prospective father-in-law. Yet as he forms a friendship with the midwife Orito Aibagawa, he finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue that encompasses both the material and supernatural realms. Book Club will begin with a presentation on rangaku, or Western learning, with a particular emphasis on medical texts. This will be followed by a discussion.
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