Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Satsuma Students in Britain by Andrew Cobbing

In the spring of 1865, when Japan was in the grip of a major civil war, eighteen samurai and an interpreter risked their lives to embark secretly on a voyage to the unknown lands of the barbarian west. Their destination was Britain - at the hub of a vast empire. These were the Satsuma students, some of them still in their teens, all carrying orders from their domains to travel abroad. It was an extraordinary and daring expedition. Their experience of life in the west not only transformed their perception of the outside world, but through their diverse activities in later life, had a profound impact on commerce, education and culture in Meiji Japan. First published in 1974, Inuzuka Takaaki's study is still the classic work on the Satsuma students' revealing tale of discovery. In this translation by Andrew Cobbing, further details that have since emerged are also included to give a fresh portrayal, the first in English, of this singular episode in the opening of Japan.

Buy The Satsuma Students in Britain by Andrew Cobbing from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781873410974
ISBN-10: 1873410972
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Japan Library
Publisher: Curzon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Satsuma Students in Britain by Andrew Cobbing

Book Reviews - The Satsuma Students in Britain by Andrew Cobbing

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Satsuma Students in Britain book by Andrew Cobbing and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Andrew Cobbing

Satsuma Students in Britain by Andrew Cobbing
Paperback, November 2015
$62.99