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This is a sequel to "The Coming of the Barbarians" and deals with the period from the accession of Emperor Meiji to the end of the Ruso-Japanese war. In the author's own words, it is "a story of Meiji Japan through the eyes of the Westerners who were involved in the process of its rapid modernization." The Japanese reactions to this process are recorded and explained. The author has written "A Curious Life for a Lady", "To China With Love", "The Memsahibs" and "Taming the Jungle".
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Until Mutsuhito ascended to the imperial throne in 1868, the Japanese people, since 1636, had been forbidden to travel abroad and to communicate with foreigners. But Mutsuhito welcomed the technological advances of the West and Western eagerness to trade, and under his reign (1868-1905), Japan emerged as a modern industrialized nation. Barr ( To China with Love: The Lives and Times of Protestant Missionaries in China ) examines the accounts of Westerners who witnessed and participated in this transformation in a variety of roles: as businessmen, as emissaries of Western governments, as teachers or missionaries, as tourists. Isabella Bird, an Englishwoman who had previously explored Hawaii and New Zealand, braved the remoter regions of Japan with the aid of a single native guide; Lafcadio Hearn, an Irishman, wrote 14 books on Japan, married a Japanese woman and became a Japanese citizen. Barr skillfully interweaves the observations of these adventurers to provide an intriguing perspective on tumultuous and fateful changes. Illustrated.
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Book Description Macmillan, London, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Light shelf and edge wear with some foxing to uncliped DJ, original price partialy ink obscured on front fly. ; Blue cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to spine and red Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal motifs, blue pictorial; endpapers. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; B&W Photographs; 282 pages; Sequel to The Coming of the Barbarians. The story of Japan from 1868 onwards and how westerners helped the Japanese develop a modern industrialised state, culminating with their defeat of Imperial Russia in 1905. Seller Inventory # 21660
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1968, 1968. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. Slight wear to extremities of price clipped DJ, light wear otherwise very good indeed. Seller Inventory # C95507
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