Title: Round the World Histories 28: Yukichi Fukuzawa and the Birth of Modern Japan
Author: Richard Tames
Illustrator: Michael Hadley
Year: 1973 (First Edition)
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Hulton Educational Publications Ltd.
ISBN: 071750655X
Book Condition: Near Excellent
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: This rare offering from Hulton's Round the World Histories series tells the story of this famous scholar who ended the centuries-old, feudal status quo in Japan, paving the way for the country's Westernisation.
Written in engaging prose, this compact book concisely outlines all of Fukuzawa's achievements (including forming Japan's first ever national newspaper, and founding its first university – Keio-Gijuku Daigaku) and opens a fascinating window into how life in the Land of the Rising Sun looked towards the end of the 19th century.

Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour and b&w

Soft cloth pictorial covers are slightly rubbed along the spine, but are otherwise excellent. Internally, the book would be effectively as new were it not for some minor foxing/staining on pp. 8-9.

Measures 20.5 cm × 13.5 cm (8.2″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 32 pp.

Price: £8.95

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