Gan (1911–13; tr. The Wild Geese, 1951) is a novel by Mori Ogai set in Tokyo in 1881 that underscores the tensions between old and new ways following the Meiji Restoration. The story portrays a girl who, out of financial necessity, becomes a mistress to an old bill collector. She falls in love with a medical student upon whom she places her hopes of rescue. The novel realistically portrays the hardships that fill the lives of women, students, and the working classes during Japan’s period of rapid modernization.

Historical dictionary of modern Japanese literature and theater. . 2009.

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  • Gan — may refer to: * A Romanization of the Chinese character 甘 (Gān), an abbreviation for Gansu Province in the People s Republic of China * A Romanization of the Chinese character 赣 (Gàn), an abbreviation for: ** Gan River ** Jiangxi Province in the… …   Wikipedia

  • GAN — steht für: Gan Island, eine Insel der Malediven Gan (Sprache) (chin. 贛語 / 赣语), ein Dialekt der chinesischen Sprachen Gan (Ganzhou) (chin. 贛縣 / 赣县), der Kreis der Stadt Ganzhou in der Provinz Jiangxi, Volksrepublik China Gan (Fluss) (auch: Gan… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gan — steht für: Gan (Pyrénées Atlantiques), Ort in Frankreich Gan Island, südlichste Insel der Malediven im Addu Atoll; internationaler Flughafen Gan (Haddhunmathi Atoll), bewohnte Insel im Haddhunmathi Atoll der Malediven Gan (Huvadhu Atoll), Insel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gàn — Gan Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Gan peut faire référence à : Toponymes Gan, une commune française des Pyrénées Atlantiques, Gan, une ville des Maldives ; Gan, une ville du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gáň — (Village) Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gan — Gan, imp. of {Gin}. [See {Gin}, v.] Began; commenced. [1913 Webster] Note: Gan was formerly used with the infinitive to form compound imperfects, as did is now employed. Gan regularly denotes the singular; the plural is usually denoted by gunne… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gan De — (°, as a tropical year has 365Fraction|1|4 days. At the time, most ancient astronomers adopted the Babylon division where the celestial sphere is divided by 360°.BooksAs the earliest attempt to document the sky during the Warring States Period,… …   Wikipedia

  • GAN — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. GAN, sigle composé des trois lettres G, A et N, peut faire référence à : Groupe des assurances nationales, une compagnie d assurances française, un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gan Or — (Hebrew: גן אור, lit. Garden of Light ) was an Israeli settlement located in the Gush Katif settlement bloc and evacuated in Israel s disengagement of 2005. On the day of its evacuation 52 families, over 320 people, lived there. Gan Or was… …   Wikipedia

  • gan — ● gan nom masculin Dialecte chinois parlé au Jiangxi et au sud est du Hubei. Adangmé ou Gan groupe ethnique du Ghana occupant Accra et sa rég. (env. 3 millions de personnes). Ils parlent une langue nigéro congolaise du groupe kwa. Gan V. Adangmé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 'gan — or gan «gan», verb. Archaic. past tense of gin4 …   Useful english dictionary

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