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Author Cobbing, Andrew.

Title The Satsuma Students in Britain : Japan's Early Search for the essence of the West'
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Series Meiji Japan series ; 9
Meiji Japan series ; 9
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Historical Introduction; 1. Fifteen Samurai to Study Abroad; Hashima; Godai's plans for an overseas expedition; The Satsuma Kaiseijo College; Order from the Domain; Departure; 2. The Voyage; Strange lands on Asian shores; The West in the heat of the desert; Waking up in the dark; 3. The House in Bayswater Road; Arrival in London; Encounter with the men from Chōshū; Matsuki's diplomatic initiative and Laurence Oliphant; The Bedford Ironworks; Prelude to a new life; 4. College Days in London
6. Abridged Records of Japanese Students Registering at University College London, 1864-77. Extract from Thomas Lake Harris, Social Essays, 2 July 1867; 8. Letter from Sameshima and Mori to Satsuma students in America, 17 June 1868; 9. Satsuma Students Timeline; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Hatakeyama Yoshinari -- a life devoted to educational reformYoshida Kiyonari -- a force in the world of finance; Matsumura Junzō -- navy man to the core; Sameshima Naonobu -- torch-bearer of modern diplomacy; Mori Arinori -- modernizing education in Japan; Nagasawa Kanae -- a pioneer settler in America; Epilogue; Glossary; Appendixes; 1. Letter from Niiro to his son Jirōshirō in 1871; 2. The Hampshire Independent, 24 June 1865; 3. The London & China Telegraph, 28 August 1865; 4. The London & China Telegraph, 28 August 1865; 5. Macclesfield Courier & Herald, 16 September 1865
Plans for a trading company and the continental tourThe University of London; Summer 1866; The Exposition Universelle; Thomas Lake Harris and the passage to America; 5. Aftermath; Niiro Hisanobu -- a father's angle; Godai Tomoatsu and Hori Takayuki -- reinventing Osaka; Terashima Munenori -- Meiji diplomat; Murahashi Hisanari -- a tragic end; Tōgō Ainoshin, Takami Yaichi, Nagoya Tokinari and the Machida brothers; Machida Hisanari -- founder of Tokyo Museum; Asakura Moriaki -- breaking ground at the Ikuno Silver Mine; Nakamura Hakuai -- master of French
Summary In the spring of 1865, when Japan was in the grip of a major civil war, eighteen samurai and an interpreter risked their lives to embark secretly on a voyage to the unknown lands of the barbarian west. Their destination was Britain - at the hub of a vast empire. These were the Satsuma students, some of them still in their teens, all carrying orders from their domains to travel abroad. It was an extraordinary and daring expedition. Their experience of life in the west not only transformed their perception of the outside world, but through their diverse activities in later life, had a profound i
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Subject Japanese students -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
International relations.
Japanese students.
Great Britain -- Relations -- Japan
Japan -- Civilization -- 1868-1912.
Japan -- Relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134252021