The Ghost of Namamugi
Title
The Ghost of Namamugi
Subtitle
Charles Lenox Richardson and the Anglo-Satsuma War
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€ 85,00
ISBN
9781898823834
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Hardback
Number of pages
260
Language
English
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14.6 x 22.2 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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PART I The Many Deaths of Mr Richardson Introduction
1 ‘Afloat and Settled in China’, 1853–1862
2 The British Empire and Bakumatsu Japan, 1862–1863
3 Anatomy of an ‘Outrage’, 1862–1864 4 Namamugi Remembered
PART II The Letters of Charles Lenox Richardson, 1853–1862 Note on the Letters and Acknowledgements Index

Robert Fletcher

The Ghost of Namamugi

Charles Lenox Richardson and the Anglo-Satsuma War

In 1862, a British merchant was killed by samurai at Namamugi, a quiet village near Yokohama. One year later, a British fleet bombarded Kagoshima to extract reparations, reducing much of this south-western city to ash. This captivating re-telling, locates the story firmly within the wider context of British imperial expansion in East Asia.