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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

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In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed.

For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.

Publishers Weekly Review

Feb 03, 2003 –  This 1986 Newbery Honor book tracks Matthew Perry's expedition to open Japan to American trade. The volume contrasts cultural differences that the Japanese and Americans had to overcome and explains Japanese feudal society; it is illustrated almost entirely with reproductions of period Japanese art.Ages 8-up.

Customer Reviews

Exquisite Book

A wonderful book which has satisfies the interest of those who enjoy history from Japan in the past and the Western world in the age of steam-power!

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 3 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: Oct 06, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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