A Diplomat in Japan: The Inner History of the Critical Years in the Evolution of Japan When the Ports Were Opened and the Monarchy Restored

A Diplomat in Japan: The Inner History of the Critical Years in the Evolution of Japan When the Ports Were Opened and the Monarchy Restored

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by Sir Ernest Satow
     
 

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Based on the author’s detailed diary, personal encounters, and keen memory, this book is a record of the inner history of the critical years of social and political upheaval that accompanied Japan’s first encounters with the West around the time of the Meiji Restoration.

Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843–1929) was a member of the British

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Based on the author’s detailed diary, personal encounters, and keen memory, this book is a record of the inner history of the critical years of social and political upheaval that accompanied Japan’s first encounters with the West around the time of the Meiji Restoration.

Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843–1929) was a member of the British legation in Tokyo for twenty-one years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933330167
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Stone Bridge Classics Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Satow (1843-1929) arrived in Japan in 1862 and remained there for 21 years as a secretary of the British Legation of Tokyo, becoming an avid student of Japanese language, history, religion, and customs. He later served as Minister in Siam, Uruguay, Morocco, and China. He died at age 86 in England.

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A Diplomat in Japan: The Inner History of the Critical Years in the Evolution of Japan When the Ports Were Opened and the Monarchy Restored 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a really good read. I have read many other books about the Meiji Restoration and this period of time in Japanese history but this had to be the best by far. It was very easy reading and it presents a fresh look on this period. Sir Ernest Satow was an outside observer in Japan during this time, as such he provides a unqiue prospective on the events.