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Japan Encounters the Barbarian: Japanese Travellers in America and Europe W.G. Beasley

Japan Encounters the Barbarian: Japanese Travellers in America and Europe

W.G. Beasley

Published September 27th 1995
ISBN : 9780300063240
Hardcover
264 pages
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For over a hundred years the Japanese have looked to the West for ideas, institutions and technology that would help them achieve their goal of national wealth and strength. In this book a distinguished historian of Japan discusses JapansMoreFor over a hundred years the Japanese have looked to the West for ideas, institutions and technology that would help them achieve their goal of national wealth and strength. In this book a distinguished historian of Japan discusses Japans cultural borrowing from America and Europe. W.G. Beasley focuses on the mid-nineteenth century, when Japans rulers dispatched diplomatic missions to the West to discover what Japan needed to learn, sent students abroad to assimilate information and invited foreign experts to Japan to help put the knowledge to practical use.