[COMPLETE] An Outline History of Japan by Herbert H. Gowen - kaz

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An Outline History of Japan, by Herbert Henry Gowen (1864 - 1960)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/an-outline-history-of-japan-by-herbert-henry-gowen/

Volunteers outside the USA: Herbert Henry Gowen died in 1960. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
A history of Japan from its origins to the early 20th century. (Summary by Kazbek)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89096212220&view=1up&seq=7
If the full text version at this link isn't accessible in your region, you can use this copy at Google Drive

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Chapter (or Appendix) # of An Outline History of Japan. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "An Outline History of Japan, by Herbert Henry Gowen. Chapter (or Appendix) #. Section Title."
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Post by maxgal »

YAY. :mrgreen:
I'd like to do Chapter XVI, "The Coming of the Foreigner."
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Post by cavaet »

I'll take chap. one: Preliminaries
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Post by VOWinch »

Can we sign up for more than one chapter? If so Ill take chapter 2 and chapter 3 Origin, Race and Language. and Mythical Japan.
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maxgal wrote: February 19th, 2023, 3:29 pm YAY. :mrgreen:
I'd like to do Chapter XVI, "The Coming of the Foreigner."
Great, thanks!

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cavaet wrote: February 19th, 2023, 4:10 pm I'll take chap. one: Preliminaries
Thanks! Assigned.

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VOWinch wrote: February 19th, 2023, 4:21 pm Can we sign up for more than one chapter? If so Ill take chapter 2 and chapter 3 Origin, Race and Language. and Mythical Japan.
Sure. Both are yours!

Since this is the first time you'll be assigned a section, let me know under what name (real or nickname) you would like to be credited in the catalog. We can include a link to your personal website or blog on your reader page, if you have one.

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ej400 wrote: February 19th, 2023, 9:17 pm Could I please DPL?
Perfect! Thanks, Elijah. Moving to Readers Wanted.

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Post by crimar »

May I read sections 17-26 (pp. 198-352)? Thank you.
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crimar wrote: February 20th, 2023, 5:00 pm May I read sections 17-26 (pp. 198-352)? Thank you.
Welcome to LibriVox and thank you for volunteering!

It would be a challenge for most of us to record that much material within our standard 2-month deadline. Since you're new to the site, I recommend that you start by claiming one section, so you can get a better idea of how long it takes to record and edit a reading. Once you have completed it and can gauge your commitments based on that experience, you're welcome to sign up for more! For now, I've reserved section 17 for you.

Since this is the first time you'll be assigned a section, let me know under what name (real or nickname) you would like to be credited in the catalog. We can include a link to your personal website or blog on your reader page, if you have one.

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Post by elsieselwyn »

I would like 29 and 30 please. :)
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elsieselwyn wrote: February 20th, 2023, 5:27 pm I would like 29 and 30 please. :)
Great, thanks!

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Post by crimar »

Kazbek wrote: February 20th, 2023, 5:24 pm
crimar wrote: February 20th, 2023, 5:00 pm May I read sections 17-26 (pp. 198-352)? Thank you.
Welcome to LibriVox and thank you for volunteering!

It would be a challenge for most of us to record that much material within our standard 2-month deadline. Since you're new to the site, I recommend that you start by claiming one section, so you can get a better idea of how long it takes to record and edit a reading. Once you have completed it and can gauge your commitments based on that experience, you're welcome to sign up for more! For now, I've reserved section 17 for you.

Since this is the first time you'll be assigned a section, let me know under what name (real or nickname) you would like to be credited in the catalog. We can include a link to your personal website or blog on your reader page, if you have one.

Also, please complete our 1-Minute Test before you record your first contribution. Its purpose is to ensure that your recording software and hardware is set up in accordance with LibriVox technical standards, so that you get a chance to adjust your setup without having to redo a longer recording. The instructions can be found on this wiki page:

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Michael
Dear Michael,

Thank you. I would like to be credited as Billy-Jim Welsh in the catalog. Here is my test. I recorded this using Audacity on Mac OS with a USB microphone. Thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_crimar.mp3

Best,
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crimar wrote: February 20th, 2023, 11:39 pm Thank you. I would like to be credited as Billy-Jim Welsh in the catalog. Here is my test. I recorded this using Audacity on Mac OS with a USB microphone. Thank you.
Thanks, William. Looks like your test has already been approved. Here's your reader page:

https://librivox.org/reader/18338

Michael
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