Embassies in the East: The Story of the British and Their Embassies in China, Japan and Korea from 1859 to the Present

Routledge
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This text traces the history of three Far Eastern embassies through the vicissitudes of war and revolution against the background of an apparent steady decline of Western influence in Asia. Dr Hoare tracks the key events and people shaping the British view of Asia.
Key 'dramatis personae' are Sir Harry Parkes, British Minister to Japan, China and Korea; Sir Ernest Satow, the student interpreter who became Minister in Tokyo and Peking, and in more recent years, Sir Charles Eliot, lover of big cars and scholar of Buddhism.
This book will interest those wishing to know more about all aspects of Britain in East Asia, whether in the tense years of the Boxer troubles in China, during the wartime repatriation of Britons from Japan and the Japanese Empire, in the traumas of the Korean War, or during the excess of China's Cultural Revolution.
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Routledge
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Published on
Oct 31, 2013
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Pages
238
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ISBN
9781136796241
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Social Science / Regional Studies
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