This well-researched PAPERBACK and DOWNLOAD, first written in Japanese by Noboru Koyama and published in Tokyo in 1999, has been translated by Ian Ruxton. This fascinating case study is centred on the first Japanese graduate of Cambridge University, mathematician and academic Kikuchi Dairoku (1855-1917). Others who went on to distinguished careers include the scholar and statesman Suematsu Kencho (1855-1920) and the scholar-diplomat Inagaki Manjiro (1861-1908). This story, told for the first time in English, should interest all students of the Meiji era in Japan. The book includes nine black & white images, an introduction, a preface, seven appendices, an expanded bibliography and an improved index. 235 pages. Book Page. Preview/a --a --a "a a . "...[T]his is of interest to historians and Cambridge graduates alike." (Kansai Time Out)
Noboru Koyama is the head of the Japanese section of the Cambridge University Library. Ian Ruxton is an associate professor of English at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan.