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William Gowland : the father of Japanese archaeology

Author: Victor Harris; Kazuo Goto; British Museum.
Publisher: London : British Museum ; Tokyo Asahi Shimbun, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During his stay in Japan as one of the foreign technicians employed to aid the Westernization and industrialization of Japan, William Gowland (1842-1922) conducted the first truly accurate scientific surveys of burial mounds (kofun) of the 3rd-7th centuries, including a number of imperial mausolea. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, mainly taken by himself includes valuable photographs of Japanese imperial  Read more...
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Named Person: William Gowland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Harris; Kazuo Goto; British Museum.
ISBN: 0714124206 9780714124209 4022578351 9784022578358
OCLC Number: 53389501
Language Note: English and Japanese.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: 1. The Work of William Gowland in Japan / Victor Harris --
2. Japanese Kofun Photographed by William Gowland / Hironori Ueda --
3. The Gowland Collection / Hatsushige Otsuka --
4. William Gowland's Footsteps in Japan : A Photographic Documentation / Hironori Ueda --
5. Burial Mound Research and William Gowland / Hatsushige Otsuka --
6. My Encounter with the Gowland Collection / Kazuo Goto --
7. Maps of Japan Showing the Distribution of Dolmen, Burial Mounds and Rock-hewn Tombs / William Gowland --
8. A Survey of Photographs by Gowland in The British Museum.
Responsibility: edited by Victor Harris and Kazuo Goto.

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An introduction to the achievements of the father of Japanese archaeology, William Gowland, this book has more than 300 photographs, including valuable pictures of Japanese imperial mausolea which  Read more...

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a timely re-evaluation of Gowlands archaeology in Japan...an extremely useful volume for students'--Mark Hudson"Asian Perspectives" (01/01/2006)

 
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