1st Edition

The Boy Travellers in the Far East (5-vol. set) (ES)

ISBN 9784861661549
Published April 11, 2018 by Routledge
2700 Pages

USD $1,450.00

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Book Description

  • A facsimile reprint of all five books in The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey (1879–84) series consisting of Japan and China (1879), Siam and Java (1880), Ceylon and India (1881), Egypt and the Holy Land (1882), and Africa (1883), all written by Thomas W. Knox (1835–96).
  • The series, published during ‘the golden age of American children’s literature’ was very successful when published and remained popular among juvenile readers until the early twentieth century.
  • Written in the rollicking style of adventure stories, the books follow two youths on journeys to Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The author strived to give his readers accurate and fascinating information. He made us of—and refers to—the finest research materials on the history and culture of foreign countries.
  • With its many vivid illustrations (some in colour), the series gave a strong impression on his American young readers of the ‘exotic’ Far East.
  • This reprint collection is a set of excellent cultural and historical documents about how children of nineteenth-century America imagined foreign lands. For those working in contemporary Cultural Studies, this series offers many suggestions for further research and provides lively working materials for students of the period.

Table of Contents

cONTENTS (Sample articles from the 1890 issues)

A Dictionary of Japanese Law Terms

A Much-married Man

Affairs in Korea

Amalgamation of Political Parties

Asiatic Society of Japan

Changes in Local Government

Count Itagaki’s Political Influence

Cruelty to Animals in Japan

Education in 1889

Inauguration of the Leper Hospital at Koyama

Japan Becoming Famous

Japan in Their Dealings with Foreigners

Japanese Emigration to Hawaii

Japanese Foreign Trade in 1889

Kano Hogai

M. Boissonade’s Reply to the Objectors

Maruyama Okyo

Messrs. Shibusawa and Iwasaki

Missions in Japan

Mr. Lowder and Treaty Revision

Mr. Osaki Yukio and the New Cabinet

Mr. Sonoda Kokichi on British Trade

New Edition of "The Light of Asia"

Nippon Onagaku Kwai

Postal Saving Banks in Japan

Professor E. Fenollossa

Professor Toyama on Current Educational Methods

Proposed Honours to the Pioneers of Western Learning

Pugilistic Females

Railways in Japan

Red Cross Society of Japan

Religious Government in Japan

Reminiscences of a Japanese Art Studio of Former Days


Silk in 1889

Sir Edwin Arnold and the Satsuma Rebellion

Subsidy to Tea Exporters

The "Aikoku-koto" Party 

The "Kirin" Beer at the Industrial Exhibition

The "Kokumin-no-Tomo"

The 11th National Bank and the Mitsubishi

The Bank of Japan and the Present Financial Depression

The Bible of the Church

The Complete Bible in Japanese

The Famine Relief Funds

The Influenza Epidemic

The Japanese in California

The Japanese in Korea

The Koto Chiu Gakko Affair

The Meiji Art Association

The Nationalistic Movement in Japan

The New Journalism

The Other Side of the Treaty Negotiations with Japan

The Photograph Family

The Photographic Society of Japan

The Progress of Science during the Past Twenty Years

The Question of Prostitution

The Riukiu Islands

The Seismological Society of Japan

The Stock Market

The Tendency of Japanese Christianity

The Third National Exhibition

The Yokosuka Outrage

The Yotsuya Ghost

Watanabe Kazan

Yokohama Literary Society etc.

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