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McKelvey School of Engineering

Book Club: 'The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet'

Wednesday, October 28 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

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.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations



University Libraries, Bernard Becker Medical Library
Event Contact

Cassie Brand | cassie.brand@wustl.edu

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