Sir Harry Parkes, British Representative in Japan, 1865-83

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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Parkes ruled the British legation to Meiji Japan with a commitment to work and the construction of a civilian Japan which aroused profound admiration and irritation among both Westerners and Japanese. First major study of Parkes since the Dickens/Lane-Poole 'Life' of 1894.
 

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Contents

The Formative Years 182865
1
The Background
16
Bakumatsu 186567 30
67
The Beginning of Reconstruction 186971
96
Home Away From Home 187173
117
Restive and Adventurous
136
Korea and Kagoshima 187577
152
Diplomacy by Other Means 187879
169
Honoured and Reviled 188081
181
Japan Rebuffed Parkes Promoted 188283
191
Postscript
204
Bibliography
223
Index
233
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About the author (1996)

Gordon Daniels is on faculty in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield.
Tsuzuki Chushichi is at the International University of Japan.