A Yankee in Meiji Japan: The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House

A Yankee in Meiji Japan: The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House

by James L. Huffman
ISBN-10:
0742526216
ISBN-13:
9780742526211
Pub. Date:
06/15/2003
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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A Yankee in Meiji Japan: The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House

As America's first regular journalistic correspondent in Meiji, Japan, House (1836-1901) influenced American attitudes and foreign policy regarding Japan and Asia, edited Tokyo's earliest English-language newspaper, and introduced Western orchestral music to Japan. Huffman (history, Wittenberg U.) recounts the life of the complex and often contradictory man, including his notorious bohemianism shared by friends Walt Whitman and Artemus Ward, his courageous struggle with gout, and his deep friendship and eventual falling out with Mark Twain. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742526211
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Creditsxv
Introduction1
1Incident in Yokohama Harbor5
2The Prodigy: 1836-187015
3Japan to 1870: Dizzying Change47
4The Newcomer: 1870-187359
5Japan, 1870-1875: Consolidating Power75
6Writing for Japan: 1873-187685
7Japan, 1876-1881: Growing Pains107
8The Tokio Times--"That Naughty Yankee Boy": 1877-1880117
9Japan, 1881-1885: The Outsiders153
10A Change in Course: 1880-1885165
11Japan, 1885-1892: Imperial Constitutionalism191
12Interesting Times: 1886-1892201
13Japan, 1893-1901: Modernity--and All That Meant229
14Evening Years: 1892-1901239
Epilogue261
Bibliography279
Index297
About the Author309

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