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Kaigai shinwa 海外新話

Description Woodblock printed, 39 pages
Created Date 1849
Contributor Mineta 嶺田, Fūkō 楓江 (Author)
Language Japanese
Identifier Local: The Melikian Collection L2011.008.060
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Dimension: 6 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.
Note English title: New Stories from Abroad
Note Mineta Fūkō 嶺田楓江 1817-1883
Note The manuscript provides information about the Opium War between China and Great Britain and foreign aggression. It has 39 pages, including two double page manuscript maps, one depicting shipping routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; another of Asia with China, Chosen (Korea), Taiwan etc. There are also two double page highly-detailed sketches of fully-fitted British man-of-war ships; sketches of soldiers with weapons, and a British admiral. With the Japanese becoming increasingly mindful of the demoralization of China by the Western powers, books like this were often banned or confiscated by the Tokugawa Shogunate. England, Russia, America and other naval powers were all competing to open Japan for trade and it was felt that if the J... (more)
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