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Japan; Country, Court, and People

Newton, J. C. Calhoun

Published by William Briggs. Circa 1899. Toronto., 1899
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth. Illustrations. From the Introduction: "The writer of this book has taken advantage of the opportunities afforded him, while resident in Japan as missionary and engaged in educational work, to gather material for a comprehensive view of the co untry, court, and people". "The expedition of Commodore Perry, which in 1854 opened the country to foreign intercourse, awakened interest in the character, conditions, and possible future of the people". Contents include: Japan -- Its Physiography; Origin of the World, Gods, and Men; Racial Origins of the Japanese; Political Ideas and Manner of Rule; Introduction of Buddhism and Confucianism; Foundations of Feudalism Laid; Yoritomo's Feudal System; Christianity Enters; Feudalism Settled Under the Tokugawa Shoguns -- Yedo the New Military Capital -- The Last of the Christians (1603-38); A Hermit Nation -- Civilization of this Period of National Seclusion (1638-1854); Ranks and Classes of Society; Customs and Manners; Farming; Religions of Japan in the Nineteenth Century; Japanese Arts -- A Sketch; Japan in Modern History (1854-1900); Intercourse and Friendship Between the United States and Japan; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3030

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Title: Japan; Country, Court, and People

Publisher: William Briggs. Circa 1899. Toronto.

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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