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Samurai And Silk

An account of the author's two grandfathers--a provincial samurai and founder of the Meiji government and an enterprising developer of the silk trade with America

ISBN10 : 9780674788015 , ISBN13 : 067478801X

Page Number : 371


Japan And The Wider World

Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international commu

ISBN10 : 1317894081 , ISBN13 : 9781317894087

Page Number : 224


Japan And Britain After 1859

In the years following Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation from the world, Japan developed a new relationship with the West, and especially with Britain, where relations grew to be particula

ISBN10 : 1135786186 , ISBN13 : 9781135786182

Page Number : 256


The Silk Weavers Of Kyoto

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin wea

ISBN10 : 9780520935761 , ISBN13 : 0520935764

Page Number : 371


American Phoenix

The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring come

ISBN10 : 1451671814 , ISBN13 : 9781451671810

Page Number : 448


Tales Of The Samurai

A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebel

ISBN10 : 0486162222 , ISBN13 : 9780486162225

Page Number : 512