Charles Bruce: East Meets West – Elgin’s Mission to Japan

Posted: July 27, 2013
Category: Keynotes

“East Meets West – Elgin’s Mission to Japan”
Charles Bruce
ACAH 2010 – Keynote Address

 

ACAH 2010 Keynote

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Charles Bruce: East Meets West – Elgin’s Mission to Japan

Extract: “Both India and China were deeply affected by the experience of colonialism, but the story of Japan’’s absorption of Western influence in the second half of the nineteenth century offers a very different perspective on the transmission of ideas and values. Although Japan found itself responding rapidly to economic and social changes driven by external forces, its right to exist as a nation state was largely respected by the colonial powers.”

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