Aspects of Meiji Modernization: The Japan Helpers and the Helped (Google eBook)
Clark L. Beck, Ardath W. Burks
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1983 - History - 55 pages
Concentrating on a key neglected aspect of the modernization process in Japan during the Meiji era, this volume treats in depth the assistance given to the Meiji regime by foreign visitors. One contribution takes a fresh look at the Meiji modernizers who constitute the ancestors of the tightly knit establishment that guides the contemporary super-power. Somewhat more neglected in previous studies on this period are the foreign visitors who were present in Japan both to witness the changes and to assist the Japanese in the transition to modernity.Clark L. Beck is librarian for the William elliot Griffs Collection, Rutgers University Libraries.
Ardath W. Burks is professor emeritus of Asian Studies and former director of International Programs, Rutgers University.
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THE MEIJI MODERNIZERS
THE JAPAN HELPERS
The Case of Benjamin Smith Lyman
on the Oyatoi
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
abroad adviser American Amherst College April Ardath arrived in Sapporo became become Benjamin Smith Lyman British BSL to Horace Burks career Charter Oath civilization contract development of Hokkaido different culture domains Donald Roden early Meiji Emperor employed foreigners experiences farm feudal society Forbes Library foreign employees Fukui hired foreigners historians Horace Capron important information about Japan institutions interpreter Iwakura Japa Japan helpers Japanese government Japanese society Japanese students Joseph Henry Kaitakushi Kido Kuroda Kiyotaka Lafcadio Hearn later leaders learning Letter Live Machines Marius Jansen Meiji Constitution Meiji government Meiji Period Meiji Restoration Mikado's Empire missionary modernization of Japan Mori Arinori nation nese nineteenth century Northrop Oyatoi gaikokujin Peter Lesley political president role Rutgers University Libraries samurai Sapporo Agricultural College shogun sity success teacher tion Tokugawa Tokyo translated Verbeck West Western William Clark William Elliot Griffis William Smith Clark wrote Yale