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Sir Harry Parkes

£85.00

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Arriving in Japan amid the turmoil preceding the Meiji Restoration, Parkes attempted to defend British interest and influence development of Japan's rapidly changing society. He ruled the British legation with a commitment to work and the construction of a civilian Japan which aroused profound admiration and irritation among both Westerners and Japanese. But as the Meiji Government gained in self-confidence, it was increasingly alienated by Parkes' defence of the "unequal treaties". In contrast, British merchants admired his often tactless resistance to Japanese aspirations. This is the first major study of Parkes since the Dickens/Lane-Poole "Life" of 1894 and offers a valuable and fully-documented study of a controversial and often misunderstood figure in the early period of modern Anglo-Japanese relations.

This copy is in very good condition with no minor bumping to the dust jacket and a few pencil notes on the inside of the back cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Daniels, Gordon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1873410360
ISBN-13:
9781873410363
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Japan Library

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Arriving in Japan amid the turmoil preceding the Meiji Restoration, Parkes attempted to defend British interest and influence development of Japan's rapidly changing society. He ruled the British legation with a commitment to work and the construction of a civilian Japan which aroused profound admiration and irritation among both Westerners and Japanese. But as the Meiji Government gained in self-confidence, it was increasingly alienated by Parkes' defence of the "unequal treaties". In contrast, British merchants admired his often tactless resistance to Japanese aspirations. This is the first major study of Parkes since the Dickens/Lane-Poole "Life" of 1894 and offers a valuable and fully-documented study of a controversial and often misunderstood figure in the early period of modern Anglo-Japanese relations.

This copy is in very good condition with no minor bumping to the dust jacket and a few pencil notes on the inside of the back cover.

Author(s):
Daniels, Gordon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1873410360
ISBN-13:
9781873410363
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Japan Library

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