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- 纸书页数： 144
- 出版社: HarperCollins; Reprint (2009年10月6日)
- 语种： 英语
- ASIN: B001RS8KWO
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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun (English Edition) Kindle电子书
Grade 5 Up Blumberg's book succeeds on two levels. First it is a well-written story of Matthew Perry's expedition to open Japan to American trade and whaling ports. The account is sensitive to the extreme cultural differences that both the Japanese and Americans had to overcome. Especially good are the chapters and paragraphs explaining Japanese feudal society and culture. The text is marvelously complemented by the illustrations, almost all reproductions of contemporary Japanese art, underscoring the unbiased approach of the book. On the second level, the book is a well-researched chronicle of the events of the trip. Blumberg has gone to the original sources to capture the sights, emotions, reactions and even tastes of both the Japanese and Americans. Yet she has not neglected the political and economic importance or mission of Perry's trip. The notes, appendixes and bibliography show a carefully thought out book which holds valuable information for sophisticated readers. There is no better book for students on this historical event. John Buschman, Solanco Senior High School Library, Quarryville, Pa.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
Rhoda Blumberg says that while doing research for Commodore Perry, "I read about the ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent years replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impelled to write about him."
The author and her husband, Gerald, live in Yorktown Heights, New York.--此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
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Commodore Perry was the first American to successfully make it to Japan without being imprisoned and set out to make a peace treaty with them in order to make trades and good relations with them. He is still celebrated in Japan today for helping them out of their solitude and leading them to eventually inspiring the emperor to wanting to end all castes there.
It was really neat to learn this history and teach my sons. They can even tell you about the various castes that existed.
This was fun and apart of history we don't tend to hear about here in the US. It is sad, in a way.