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Question 1: The other translator, Seidensticker was Professor of Japanese Literature at ________.
New York UniversityRutgers UniversityCornell UniversityColumbia University

Question 2: Grayling of ________ has described Tanizaki's essay on Japanese taste as a "hymn to nuance" and an exercise in mindfulness.
The IndependentThe ObserverThe TimesThe Guardian

Question 3: ________, scientist, p 54.
Isaac NewtonAlbert EinsteinScientific methodRelationship between religion and science

Question 4: He gives a recipe for the unusual dish of ________ leaf Sushi on pages 60 to 62.
PersimmonPhoenix dactyliferaJapanese persimmonDiospyros

Question 5: The text presents personal reflections on topics as diverse as ________ and its fittings, crafts, finishes, jade, food, cosmetics and wabi-sabi (the art of impermanence).
ArchitectureEuropeItalyArchitectural theory

Question 6: Tanizaki explores in close description the use of space in buildings, ________ by candlelight,[1] monastery toilets[2] and women in the dark of a brothel.

Question 7: In Praise of Shadows (陰翳礼讃 In'ei Raisan ?) is the title of a short book on ________ by the Japanese author and novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965).
Applied aestheticsAestheticsDavid HumeArthur Schopenhauer

Question 8: Harper (Senior Lecturer in Japanese Literature at the ________ in Canberra) provides the Afterword.
Korea UniversityNational Taiwan UniversityAustralian National UniversityWaseda University

Question 9: The essay consists of 16 sections that discuss traditional ________ in contrast with change.
Japanese aestheticsFriedrich NietzscheCreativityArthur Schopenhauer


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