The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia - Chapter 28, and 29, pp. 289-303 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28, and 29, pp. 289-303 Summary and Analysis

Chap. 28- At Tokyo Central station, a crowd of Japanese businessmen send off an important man. The author talks to a Japanese Literature Professor who teaches a 2-year course on Henry James' book "the Golden Bowel." They are riding the Super Express to Kyoto, in the middle of an endless suburban area. Professor Toyama teaches in Kyoto. The men discuss Japanese strip shows and the author complains they are too bloody.

The Professor is quite interested in the author's journey through the railroads of Asia. The Professor tells of sailing from London to Japan and being deprived of women. Even in Penang, the Professor and his friends, then students, had an argument and could not get a prostitute. The author has at least seen a few prostitutes in his travels as well. The author rather...

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