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Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914: Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-Era Japan

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914andlt;/Iandgt; is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The 19th century was the first age of sustained, comprehensive contact between Asia and the West. This book describes the history of Japanese social adaptation to railway development, with many details never-before-published in English. In addition, andlt;iandgt;Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914andlt;/iandgt; details the often overlooked American efforts to build the first railways in Japan. This richly illustrated account also takes a look at long disused corporate logos, locomotive data and headlamp marker codes. Featured are hundreds of unique and stunning photographs, Japanese woodblock prints, and illustrations. Many of the photos and illustrations, all pulled from the author's private collection, are quite rare and are not widely known, even in Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Appealing to more than just railroad fans, this fascinating account of early Japanese efforts to build railways also paints a clear picture of the Meiji era and the historical, cultural and social ramifications of the railway in Japan.

Book News Annotation:

Free, a writer specializing in Asian rail technology, has collected photographs and historical research for 25 years to create this account of the modernization of Japanese railroads during the Meiji Era. Written for students of Japanese culture and railroad systems, this volume describes events that launched these rapid engineering developments such as the First Railway Concession, the Russo-Japanese War and various nationalization movements. Many appendices are provided that describe Japanese railway and geography lexicon, disk codes, numbering schemes and workshop locations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A rousing look at Japanese railways and history for railroad enthusiasts

Synopsis:

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era. The 19th century was the first age of sustained, comprehensive contact between Asia and the West. This book describes the history of Japanese social adaptation to railway development, with many details never-before-published in English. In addition, Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 details the often overlooked American efforts to build the first railways in Japan. This richly illustrated account also takes a look at long disused corporate logos, locomotive data and headlamp marker codes. Many of the photos and illustrations, all pulled from the author's private collection, are quite rare and are not widely known, even in Japan.

Appealing to more than just railroad fans, this fascinating account of early Japanese efforts to build railways also paints a clear picture of the Meiji era and the historical, cultural and social ramifications of the railway in Japan.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Dan Freeandlt;/bandgt; is a practicing attorney living in New York City. Free has studied East Asia for years, particularly its adaptation of, and modernization through, railway technology. He has spent over 25 years assembling the collection shown for the first time in these pages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310069
Author:
Free, Dan
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese railways; Japanese railway development; Japanese railways history; Japanese history; Japanese prewar industrial modernization
Subject:
Japanese trains; trains in japan Japanese railways; Japanese railway development; Japanese railways history; Japanese history; Japanese prewar industrial modernization
Subject:
Japanese trains; trains in japan Japanese railways; train history; history of trains; model trains; Japanese railway development; Japanese railways history; Japanese history; Japanese prewar industrial modernization
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 photos and illus throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 52 oz

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A rousing look at Japanese railways and history for railroad enthusiasts
"Synopsis" by , Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era. The 19th century was the first age of sustained, comprehensive contact between Asia and the West. This book describes the history of Japanese social adaptation to railway development, with many details never-before-published in English. In addition, Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 details the often overlooked American efforts to build the first railways in Japan. This richly illustrated account also takes a look at long disused corporate logos, locomotive data and headlamp marker codes. Many of the photos and illustrations, all pulled from the author's private collection, are quite rare and are not widely known, even in Japan.

Appealing to more than just railroad fans, this fascinating account of early Japanese efforts to build railways also paints a clear picture of the Meiji era and the historical, cultural and social ramifications of the railway in Japan.

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