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The Coming of the Barbarians free pdf Nineteenth-century Japan was pristine, inviolate and feudal, ruled by the legendary Shogun and the sacred puppet - Emperor, the Mikado. Foreigners were despised and feared as 'hairy barbarians'- for more than two hundred years Dutch merchants had been the only settlers, interned on the tiny island of Decima. The advent of a US naval force in 1853 heralded a new era of drama and upheaval as foreign consuls, merchants and travellers established a risky presence on Japan's shores, opening up a new frontier for both East and West. Pat Barr's sparkling and vivid narrative spans these twenty years and captures the excitement and wonder, beauty and adventure of Japan at its moment of entry into the modern world. Pat Barr continues the story of Japan in an age of transition in "The Deer Cry Pavilion", also reissued by Faber Finds.

About Pat Barr

Pat Barr was born in Norwich and read English at Birmingham University and University College, London. She lived in Japan for three years before returning to Britain. The Coming of the Barbarians was her first book. This was followed by The Deer Cry Pavilion, A Curious Life for a Lady, To China with Love, The Memsahibs and Taming the Jungle. She then turned her hand to fiction with the immensely successful Chinese Alice, Uncut Jade and Kenjiro, each set in nineteenth-century Japan.

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Author : Pat Barr
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 17 February 2011
ISBN : 0571276431
EAN : 9780571276431
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 252 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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