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Riassunto: In early l868, the last Tokugawa Shogun was toppled from power by anti-Shogun rebels with the help of Scotsman Thomas Blake Glover. This man, virtually unknown in his own country, is famed in Japan both for his contribution to the birth of modern Japan and for his connection with the Madame Butterfly legend. Having left Aberdeen as a young man, Glover travelled to Shanghai where he worked as a trader from 1857 to 1859. He then travelled to Japan, which opened to foreign trade in that year. He soon became a gunrunner, importing British weapons from the UK, and personally transporting American arms from Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1865, Glover became involved with anti-Shogun rebels who wanted a new and modern Japan. When the rebels finally toppled the Tokugawa Shogun in early 1868, Glover, recognizing the potential which was to be realized in modern Japan, began several entrepreneurial undertakings, including importing the first steam locomotive to Japan. Yataro Iwasaki, a friend of Glover from his rebel days, founded the Mitsubishi corporation in the mid-1870s and invited Glover to work for him. Glover was also friends with Hirobumi Ito, the first Prime Minister of Japan and later received the medal of the Order of the Rising Sun from the Emperor in 1908.
Titolo: Scottish Samurai: Thomas Blake Glover, 1838-...
Casa editrice: Canongate Books Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Codice libro della libreria mon0002491837
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR002926823
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. 2nd. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP64713845
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd 1997-10-31, 1997. Paperwork2. Condizione libro: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Codice libro della libreria 9780862417468-21
Descrizione libro Canongate, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minor wear to cover, corners and edges. Otherwise in good condition with no marks to text, and no creasing to pages, cover or spine. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 117078
Descrizione libro Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 1997. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 8.5" Tall. Pages and edges fine, though yellowing a bit. Covers show some wrinkles around edges. All else fine. Codice libro della libreria SCOT016
Descrizione libro Canongate, 1997. brossura. Condizione libro: nuovo. Formato: 13.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm, Pagine: 226. Brand New Mint Copies. This is the 1997 edition., Ill. bn: 40+ b/w illustrations, Ill. colori: --, Peso: 325 gr. Codice libro della libreria 751-CC03
Descrizione libro Canongate, 1997., 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. 2nd enlarged ed. 226p. Photos. Wraps. Fine copy. Book. Codice libro della libreria 79-13
Descrizione libro CANONGATE BOOKS. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Asia>Japan>Modern 1868 to 1945. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978086241746802. Codice libro della libreria 01978086241746802
Descrizione libro Canongate, Edinburgh, 1997. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Second. xm 226pp., index, biblio., ill., map. Very light wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 010471