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Young, R. Jules

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Works: 2 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 56 library holdings
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Japan rising : the Iwakura embassy to the USA and Europe 1871-1873 by Kunitake Kume( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1871 Japan sent a high-ranking delegation to the USA and Europe, to negotiate treaties and trading agreements and to investigate how it might modernise its political and economic institutions. This book is an abridged report of this journey
Japan Rising( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1871 Japan sent a high-ranking delegation to the USA and Europe, to negotiate treaties and trading agreements and to investigate how it might modernise its political and economic institutions. Led by the Foreign Minister Prince Tomomi Iwakura, the 'embassy' of politicians, courtiers and officials travelled extensively around the USA for eight months, before spending a further year examining the British manufacturing industry, German armaments and French culture. The Iwakura Embassy helped change the course of Japanese history, for the official report of this journey, compiled by Prince Iwakura's personal secretary, the Confucian scholar Kunitake Kume, was to play a key role in Japan's transformation into a modern industrial nation. The report was translated into English in five large volumes in 2002. This carefully prepared abridgement makes it accessible to a wider range of scholars and students, and to all who are interested in the remarkable rise of modern Japan
 
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Japan rising : the Iwakura embassy to the USA and Europe 1871-1873
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