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Victorians in Japan : in and around the treaty ports

Author: Hugh Cortazzi
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
Series: Bloomsbury academic collections.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of impressions, 'snapshots' and anecdotes, this collection of vignettes conveys vividly what it was like to be a foreigner in Japan in Victorian times. The focus is upon Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Nagasaki and the other Treaty ports and their vicinity. This amusing and evocative book throws a revealing light both upon the Victorian experience of Japan and upon Japan itself. First published in 1987,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Victorians in Japan
(OCoLC)820782732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Cortazzi
ISBN: 9781780939773 1780939779
OCLC Number: 864676961
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 365 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Map --
Introduction --
Historical background --
Note on Currency --
Note on Orthography --
I: The Treaty ports --
Nagasaki --
Hakodate --
Yokohama --
Edo/Tokyo --
Osaka --
Kobe/Hyogo --
Niigata --
II: Some of the places explored around the Treaty ports --
Kyoto --
Mount Fuji --
The Tokaido --
Miyanoshita, Hakone and Atami --
Kamakura --
Nikko --
III: Daily life in a strange land --
Fleas and other disturbances in Japanese inns --
Food was a problem --
Fascination and horror: hot baths and naked bodies --
Brothels and mistresses --
Hunting, shooting, racing --
Encounters with journalists --
The jinrikisha --
The first railways --
Language problems --
Bibliography --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y.
Series Title: Bloomsbury academic collections.
Responsibility: edited by Hugh Cortazzi.

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An anthology of impressions, 'snapshots' and anecdotes, this collection of vignettes conveys vividly what it was like to be a foreigner in Japan in Victorian times. The focus is upon Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Nagasaki and the other Treaty ports and their vicinity. This amusing and evocative book throws a revealing light both upon the Victorian experience of Japan and upon Japan itself. First published in 1987, this title is part of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections series.

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