Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Yedo and Peking

Yedo and Peking
A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China

£30.99

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108045926

£ 30.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • When Scottish botanist Robert Fortune (1812–80) travelled to Japan in 1860, shortly after it had reopened to foreign visitors for the first time in centuries, he found the islands to be both mysterious and dangerous. This work, first published in 1863, is Fortune's spirited account of his travels, from Nagasaki to Yedo (modern-day Tokyo) and then on to Peking (Beijing). Fortune had previously spent several years in China researching tea plants and tea-growing technology, which he later introduced to the plantations of India. (His books on his experiences in China are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) An engaging raconteur, Fortune includes here not only detailed horticultural information, but also his observations and opinions on Japan's 'strange people and their very beautiful land'. This remains for scholars and general readers an illuminating piece of travel writing, enhanced by the illustrations throughout.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108045926
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. First view of Japan
    2. We leave Nagasaki
    3. Town of Kanagawa
    4. Journey from Kanagawa to Yedo
    5. The city of Yedo
    6. The country round Yedo
    7. A journey in search of new plants
    8. Residence of the Abbé Girard
    9. Leave Yedo
    10. Adieu to Yokuhama
    11. Return to Japan
    12. Invitation from the American minister to visit Yedo
    13. Return to Kanagawa
    14. Journey into the country
    15. Assassinations
    16. Climate of Japan
    17. Other productions of Japan
    18. Narrative resumed
    19. Leave Shangae for Peking
    20. The people of Tien-tsin
    21. Leave Tien-tsin for Peking
    22. The streets of Peking
    23. A journey to the mountains
    Index.

  • Resources for

    Yedo and Peking

    Robert Fortune

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Author

    Robert Fortune

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×