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At the Edge of Empire By Michael Gardiner

At the Edge of Empire

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Born in Aberdeenshire in 1838, Thomas Blake Glover was a key figure in the industrialisation of Japan. From a historical perspective, this work discusses his centrality to the modern system of Japanese government and the Japanese Imperial Navy, as well as to the growth of Mitsubishi, Kirin beer and communications between Japan and Scotland.

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At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas Blake Glover by Michael Gardiner

Born in Aberdeenshire in 1838, Thomas Blake Glover was a widely-travelled merchant and a key figure in the industrialisation of Japan. Using material which has only recently become available, Michael Gardiner's highly readable and informative biography of this remarkable man offers a balanced view of his legacy. From a historical perspective, Gardiner discusses his centrality to the modern system of Japanese government and the Japanese Imperial Navy, as well as to the growth of Mitsubishi, Kirin beer and communications between Japan and Scotland. This biography is a celebration of Scottish-Japanese relations and Glover's legacy.

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About Michael Gardiner


Born in Scotland in 1970, Michael Gardiner studied at the universities of Oxford, Goldsmiths, St Andrews, and Tokyo. He is currently visiting fellow at Aberdeen University. His previous publications include Modern Scottish Culture and From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960. His short-story collection Escalator was published by Polygon in April 2006. The title story, 'Escalator', was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotsman and Orange Short Story Award, and was published in the competition anthology, Work (Polygon, 2006).

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GOR006133715
At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas Blake Glover by Michael Gardiner
Michael Gardiner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Birlinn General
2008-02-07
256
1841585440
9781841585444
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