Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, in the Years 1857, '58, '59 2 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History
  • Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, in the Years 1857, '58, '59 2 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History
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Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, in the Years 1857, '58, '59 2 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History

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In 1857 Laurence Oliphant (1829-88), lawyer, journalist, diplomat and sometime spy, later Liberal MP, satirical novelist, and, for a time, adherent of the religious mystic Thomas Harris, became private secretary to Lord Elgin (1811-63), accompanying him to China, and thence to Japan, on a mission to protect and extend British trading interests in the region. Oliphant's 1859 account of the trip was published in two volumes. Volume 1 deals with the events of the Second Opium War, and Volume 2 with the negotiation of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Yedo, and the legalisation of the Chinese opium trade. The work is a mixture of travel narrative - Oliphant had previously written about his travels in the Crimea (also reissued in this series) - and political analysis. It provides both an informative account of the war from a privileged vantage point and a window upon Oliphant's colourful career.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108045841
Number of pages: 1080
Weight: 1430 g
Dimensions: 217 x 141 x 64 mm

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