Western Books on Asia: Japan
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- Western reports on Japanese industry and commerce, including trade group observations and statistics. Most extensive are the British consular reports from the late 19th century
- Contemporary material tracking Japan's first military venture -- war with China from 1894 to 1895 -- following its opening to the West
- Accounts by United States and British observers of the Russo-Japanese War
- Japanese legal codes modeled after Western law and drafts of codes by Westerners following the Meiji Restoration
- An eyewitness account of the great earthquake of 1891
- Early works of science showing the evolution of Japanese medicine and the influence of Western research
- The first Japanese-English grammar books and dictionaries
Western Books on Asia: Japan provides a rich cross-section of topics, including works on Japanese religion, wars and conflicts, travelogues and atlases, agency reports, anthropological studies, biographies of noted political and military personages, literary works of poetry and theater, and discussions of Imperial power and aims. They are the essential publications documenting Japan's epochal encounter with the West and the repercussions for both civilizations.
The collection includes a printed guide.
Complete Collection: 14,000 fiche in 14 units. The Collection may be purchased by unit.
Machine-Readable Cataloging: MARC cataloging records are available for purchase through Primary Source Microfilm; 3,281 titles.
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