Japan Encounters the Barbarian

Japanese Travellers in America and Europe
Author(s): 
Beasley, W.G.
ISBN: 
0300063245
Date published: 
January 1995
Paperback
Price: 
£22.50
Pages: 
256

In this book a distinguished historian of Japan discusses Japan's 'cultural borrowing' from America and Europe. W.G. Beasley focuses on the mid-nineteenth century, when Japan's rulers dispatched diplomatic missions to the West to discover what Japan needed to learn, sent students to learn it, and invited foreign experts to Japan to help put the knowledge to practical use.