By C.T. Assendelft de Coningh,Martha Chaiklin

In touching on the tale of his existence at the island of Deshima and within the port of Yokohama in the course of the overdue 1850s, Dutch service provider C. T. Assendelft de Coningh presents either an extraordinary eyewitness account of everyday life within the eastern treaty ports and a distinct standpoint at the fiscal, army, and political forces the Western imperial powers delivered to undergo on newly opened Japan.

A common advent presents crucial old and cultural history in addition to a short biography of De Coningh; great footnotes clarify these phrases, names, and cultural references that could be surprising to fashionable readers. 13 illustrations are incorporated, as are a chronology of occasions, a bibliography, and an index.

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