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Synopsis : Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era.
The importance of early railways in the industrialization of the United States and Europe is a fact all of us are familiar with. To witness the amazing parallel development of the railways in Japan, happening at much the same time as America was connecting its vast hinterland to the East and West coasts, is an eye-opening realization.
In Early Japanese Railways 1853?1914, Dan Free tells the fascinating story of the rise of Japanese rail amidst a period of rapid modernization during Japan's Meiji era. Leaving behind centuries of stagnation and isolation, Japan would emerge into the 20th century as a leading modern industrialized state. The development of the railways was a significant factor in the cultural and technological development of Japan during this pivotal period. Free's rare photographic and historical materials concerning Japan's early railways, including a print showing the miniature steam engine brought to Japan by Admiral Perry aboard his "Black Ships" to demonstrate American superiority, combine to form a richly detailed account that will appeal to students of Japanese history and railway buffs alike.
This one-of-a-kind book, Early Japanese Railways 1853?1914, illuminates for non-Japanese-speaking readers the early history of Japanese railroads, and in the process the fascinating story of Japan's prewar industrial modernization. Anyone interested in train history or mode trains will find this book a fascinating read.
Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era. The 19th century was the first age of sustained, comprehensive contact between Asia and the West. This book describes the history of Japanese social adaptation to railway development, with many details never-before-published in English. In addition, Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 details the often overlooked American efforts to build the first railways in Japan. This richly illustrated account also takes a look at long disused corporate logos, locomotive data and headlamp marker codes. Many of the photos and illustrations, all pulled from the author's private collection, are quite rare and are not widely known, even in Japan.
Appealing to more than just railroad fans, this fascinating account of early Japanese efforts to build railways also paints a clear picture of the Meiji era and the historical, cultural and social ramifications of the railway in Japan.
Titre : Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914: ...
Éditeur : Tuttle
Date d'édition : 2008
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Edition : 1st Edition
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Description du livre Tuttle Publishing, U.S.A., 2008. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition. CLEAN Fine 2008 first edition hard cover with Fine dust jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 038169
Description du livre Tuttle. 1 Cloth(s), 2008. hard. État : New. While the impact of rail travel on 19th-century America and Europe is well known, its parallel development in Japan also forms a fascinating chapter in railroad history. During this period of rapid modernization, Dan Free here suggests that Japan's ambitious implementation of railways facilitated the island nation's emergence as a major power in the early 20th century. Drawn from rare archival sources, the book's nearly 400 color and black and white images include a compelling assortment of vintage photographs, period art, maps, and ephemera, offering a vivid sense of how this new mode of travel was perceived by the citizenry. Free's appendices include specs on the trains, a glossary, an identification guide to people mentioned in the text, and a comprehensive listing of Japanese rail lines. 287. N° de réf. du libraire 70398
Description du livre Tuttle Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. État : Used: Acceptable. N° de réf. du libraire SONG4805310065
Description du livre Tuttle Publishing, Tokoyo, 2008. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Hardcover in very good condition. Spine board foot is lightly worn. Binding is sound; all text and images are clear. CM. Used. N° de réf. du libraire 458541
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97848053100694.0
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97848053100693.0