Miyake: Japan in English Books for Boys and Girls, 1819–1935: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Miyake: Japan in English Books for Boys and Girls, 1819–1935

1st Edition

Edited by Okiko Miyake

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How do we acquire specific images about other countries? In part, they are formed through unintentional childhood familiarization. This facsimile reprint collection of fourteen juvenile books in English—featuring Japan in the early nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century—examines how the specific images of Japan and the Japanese developed among young readers in English-speaking countries. It includes Isaac Taylor’s Scenes in Asia, the first example of a children’s book featuring Japan; William Dalton’s English Boy in Japan, which is the first juvenile story set in Japan; missionary books, including chapters on Japanese boys and girls; the very successful The Eastern Wonderland by D. G. Angus in which the Japanese narrator writes about Japan as a country more wondrous than Alice in Wonderland. The set concludes with two Geography textbooks from the early twentieth century which for the first time introduced industrial Japan to an English young readership. All illustrations and plates in colour are reproduced and provide very attractive visual sources, too.

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Isaac Taylor

Scenes in Asia for the Amusement & Instruction of Little Tarry-at-home Travellers

(London: Harris & Son, 1819), c. 125pp.

William Dalton

English Boy in Japan: or the Perils and Adventures of Mark Raffles

(London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1859), c. 310pp.

Volume 2

Eugene Stock

Boys and Boys: A Missionary Book

(London: Church Missionary Society, 1896), c. 130pp.

Eugene Stock

Girls and Girls: A Missionary Book

(London: Church Missionary Society, 1896), c. 130pp.

Hazelton Mary Wade (illustrated by L. J. Bridgman)

The Little Japanese Girl

(London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1903), c. 95pp.

Volume 3

D. C. Angus

Japan, The Eastern Wonderland

(London: Cassell, Peter and Galpin & Co., 1882), + plates from 1904 edition and an additional chapter on the new Japan by F. Hadland Davis from 1910 edition, c. 240pp.

John Finnemore (illustration by Ella du Cane)

Japan, Peeps at Many Lands

(London: A&C Black, 1907), c. 96pp.

Volume 4

Helen Eggleston-Haskell (illustrated by Frank P. Fairbanks)

O-Heart-San, The Story of a Japanese Girl

(Boston: L. C. Page & Co., 1908), c. 135pp.

Nell Parsons

The Little Japanese Girl

(London: Robert Culley, 1909), c. 110pp.

Etta McDonald and Julia Dalrymple

Ume’San in Japan

(Boson: Little Brown, 1909), c. 150pp.

Volume 5

Janet Harvey Kelman

Children of Japan

(Edinburgh and London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1910), c. 95pp.

Lucy Fitch Perkins

The Japanese Twins

(Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1912), c. 177pp.

Volume 6

Edmund Charles Thomas Horniblow

Lands and Life, Human Geographies: People and Children of Wonderful Lands

(London and Glasgow: Grant Educational Co., 1927), c. 158pp.

Edmund Charles Thomas Horniblow

Lands and Life, Human Geographies: Africa, Asia and Australia

(London and Glasgow: Grant Educational Co., 1935), c. 225pp. [1st edn. 1931]

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General