The British Arms in North China and Japan

Peking 1860; Kagosima 1862 (Classic Reprint)

Author: D. F. Rennie

Publisher: Forgotten Books


Category: History

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Excerpt from The British Arms in North China and Japan: Peking 1860; Kagosima 1862 Aspect of the coast - First impressions of the European se ment - The French and Dutch flags fired on - Aspect of ai at Yokohama - Rural scenery - The peasantry and their ha tins - Position of the foreign settlement - The British Lem - A Japanwe garden and Menu - ems. Centaur. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The British Arms in North China and Japan

Peking 1860; Kagosima 1862

Author: D F D 1868 Rennie

Publisher: Franklin Classics



Page: 432

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The British Arms in North China and Japan

Peking 1860; Kagosima 1862

Author: David Field Rennie



Category: History

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British Engagement with Japan, 1854–1922

The Origins and Course of an Unlikely Alliance

Author: Antony Best

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book by a leading authority on Anglo-Japanese relations reconsiders the circumstances which led to the unlikely alliance of 1902 to 1922 between Britain, the leading world power of the day and Japan, an Asian, non-European nation which had only recently emerged from self-imposed isolation. Based on extensive original research the book goes beyond existing accounts which concentrate on high politics, strategy and simple assertions about the two countries’ similarities as island empires. It brings into the picture cultural factors, particularly the ways in which Japan was portrayed in Britain, and ambivalent British attitudes to race and supposed European superiority which were overcome but remained difficulties. It charts how the relationship developed as events unfolded, including Japan’s wars against China and Russia, and in addition looks at royal diplomacy, where the Japanese Court came eventually to be treated as a respected equal. Overall, the book provides a major reassessment of this important subject.

Japan on the Silk Road

Encounters and Perspectives of Politics and Culture in Eurasia


Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Japan on the Silk Road provides the historical background indispensable for understanding today’s Japan perspectives and policies in the vast area of Eurasia. For the first time it brings a detailed account of the history of Japanese activities along the Eurasian landmass across the Middle East and Central Asia in modern history.

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

China, The West and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War

Author: Stephen R. Platt

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd


Category: History

Page: 300

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In the early 1850s, during the waning years of the Qing dynasty, word spread of a major revolution brewing in the provinces. The leader of the this movement - who called themselves the Taiping - was Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. As the revolt grew and battles raged across the empire, all signs pointed to a Taiping victory and to the inauguration of a modern, industrialized and pro-Western china. Soon, however, Britain and the United States threw their support behind the Qing, soon quashing the Taiping and rendering ineffective the years of bloodshed the revolution had endured. In Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Stephen Platt recounts the events of the rebellion and its suppression in spellbinding detail. It is an essential and enthralling history of the rise and fall of a movement that, a century and a half ago, might have launched China into the modern world.