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British Envoys In Japan, 1859-1972 [Hardcover]

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British Envoys In Japan, 1859-1972 by Hugh Cortazzi

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Pages   480
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.69" Width: 7.17" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.76 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2004
Publisher   Global Oriental
ISBN  1901903516  
ISBN13  9781901903515  

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Hugh Cortazzi was born in 1924.

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important collection of scholarly biographies  Mar 11, 2005
I must first declare an interest - I wrote one of the two essays on Sir Ernest Satow in this book. The other one is by Dr. Peter Kornicki of Cambridge University. (My essay also appears in "Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits Volume 4" which is also available on this
The aim of the book, as editor-in-chief Hugh Cortazzi tells us in the Preface, is "to describe the personalities and activities of senior British diplomats in Tokyo and their role in the formulation and execution of policy towards Japan in the period from 1859-1972." He adds later that "This is not a diplomatic history of relations between Britain and Japan. It focuses on the British personalities involved at the diplomatic level rather than on the issues which dominated relations between the two countries. Naturally, however, themes such as treaty revision, the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, and frictions over China and Manchuria...feature prominently in some of the profiles."
This really is a must-read for anyone interested in Anglo-Japanese relations from the official, diplomatic viewpoint.

Ian Ruxton, editor of Sir Ernest Satow's Private Letters to W.G. Aston and F.V. Dickins: The Correspondence of a Pioneer Japanologist from 1870 to 1918 (Paperback), also available on this site.

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