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The Resource Opening a window to the West : the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899, Peter Ennals

Opening a window to the West : the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899, Peter Ennals

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Opening a window to the West : the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
Title
Opening a window to the West
Title remainder
the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ennals
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Language
eng
Summary
After more than two centuries of self-seclusion, Japan finally opened itself to Western traders and influences in the 1850s. However, Westerners were restricted to a handful of Foreign Concessions set adjacent to selected Japanese cities, where they could fashion a working urban space suited to their own cultural patterns, and which provided the Japanese with a microscopic lens on Western ways of behaviour and commerce. Kōbe was one of these treaty ports, and its Foreign Concession, along with that at Yokohama, became the most vibrant and successful of these settlements. The first book-length study of Kōbe's Foreign Concession, Opening a Window to the West situates Kōbe within the larger pattern of globalization occurring throughout East Asia in the nineteenth century. Detailing the form and evolution of the settlement, its social and economic composition, and its specific mercantile trading features, this vivid micro-study illuminates the making of Kōbe during these critical decades of growth and development.--
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Ennals, Peter
Dewey number
338.0952187409034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Japan and global society
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  • Concessions
  • Land use
  • Kōbe-shi (Japan)
  • Kōbe-shi (Japan)
  • Kōbe-shi (Japan)
  • Kōbe-shi (Japan)
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Opening a window to the West : the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899, Peter Ennals
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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Contents
1. Setting the Stage: The Role of Ports in the Encounter between East and West in Japan 2. The Creation of Kōbe's Foreign Concession 3. Establishing Municipal Government and Services in the Concession 4. Forging an Economy - The Basis for Mercantile Trade 5. Finding a Mercantile Staple for Kōbe: The Tea and Silk Trades 6. The Morphology of the Settlement and the Development of a Pleasing Townscape 7. Life at the End of the World: Forming an Expatriate Society in Kōbe 8. Measuring Success in the Concession Endnotes Glossary Explanatory Notes Bibliography Archival Sources Newspapers
Control code
FIEb17554810
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781442646025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)842499896
Label
Opening a window to the West : the foreign concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899, Peter Ennals
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Setting the Stage: The Role of Ports in the Encounter between East and West in Japan 2. The Creation of Kōbe's Foreign Concession 3. Establishing Municipal Government and Services in the Concession 4. Forging an Economy - The Basis for Mercantile Trade 5. Finding a Mercantile Staple for Kōbe: The Tea and Silk Trades 6. The Morphology of the Settlement and the Development of a Pleasing Townscape 7. Life at the End of the World: Forming an Expatriate Society in Kōbe 8. Measuring Success in the Concession Endnotes Glossary Explanatory Notes Bibliography Archival Sources Newspapers
Control code
FIEb17554810
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781442646025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)842499896

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