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The Resource Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan, Frederik L. Schodt

Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan, Frederik L. Schodt

Label
Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan
Title
Native American in the land of the shogun
Title remainder
Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan
Statement of responsibility
Frederik L. Schodt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1848, against all odds, a half-Chinook, half-Scot man named Ranald MacDonald entered feudal Japan - when it was still closed to the outside world. Here is the true story of how this remarkable twenty-four year old journeyed on his own to a forbidden land and helped open it to the modern world."
  • "Frederik L. Schodt's fascinating history documents MacDonald's early years in the Pacific Northwest as the oldest son of a Hudson's Bay Company chief factor, his education at the Red River settlement in central Canada, and his employment in St. Thomas, Ontario. It then tracks his going to sea in the New England whaling fleet and his stopover in Hawaii, where he prepared his adventure to Japan."
  • "Ranald MacDonald marooned himself in northern Japan and was promptly arrested. From original records, Schodt tracks MacDonald's movements through Japan - his encounter with the indigenous Ainu, his capture by the local authorities, and his seven-month incarceration in Nagasaki. Far from being a passive detainee, MacDonald charmed his guards, intrigued his interrogators, and transcribed the Japanese language he learned."
  • "MacDonald taught English to the interpreters of a nation under increasing pressure from the outside world. His students used the knowledge he gave them, and later served Japan well when it had to negotiate with English-speaking foreign visitors, including Commodore Perry when he arrived on his "Black Ships" in 1853."
  • "MacDonald helped "crack the seal" on Japan. He gave American officials hints on how to impress the Japanese, and equipped Japanese officials with tools for understanding the intruders. His life was, and is, a bridge between wildly different cultures, races, and eras."
  • "Drawing richly on primary source materials in Japan, Canada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest, Schodt reveals a man of rare courage and daring, while laying to rest the romantic myths that have built up around the MacDonald story. With 53 illustrations, 7 maps, a bibliography, notes, and index, this book is a detailed and valuable contribution to our understanding of early globalization."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schodt, Frederik L.
Dewey number
  • 915.204/25/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F853
LC item number
.S38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacDonald, Ranald
  • MacDonald, Ranald
  • Pioneers
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Japan
  • Americans
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Americans
  • Pioneers
  • Travel
  • Japan
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
Label
Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan, Frederik L. Schodt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fort Colvile and the Custer interview -- The mouth of the Columbia River -- A fateful non-meeting at Fort Vancouver -- Education at Red River -- A "trial in business" at St. Thomas -- Sag Harbor's Japan connection -- A "staging ground" in the Hawaiian Islands -- Rishiri Island : the adventure begins -- On Japan's northern frontier -- Under control of the Matsumae domain -- Arrival in Nagasaki -- Nagasaki days, teaching English and learning Japanese -- Leaving Nagasaki -- Creation of the narrative -- The MacDonald legacy
Control code
ocm51728685
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 418 pages
Isbn
9781880656785
Lccn
2003003856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51728685
Label
Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan, Frederik L. Schodt
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fort Colvile and the Custer interview -- The mouth of the Columbia River -- A fateful non-meeting at Fort Vancouver -- Education at Red River -- A "trial in business" at St. Thomas -- Sag Harbor's Japan connection -- A "staging ground" in the Hawaiian Islands -- Rishiri Island : the adventure begins -- On Japan's northern frontier -- Under control of the Matsumae domain -- Arrival in Nagasaki -- Nagasaki days, teaching English and learning Japanese -- Leaving Nagasaki -- Creation of the narrative -- The MacDonald legacy
Control code
ocm51728685
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 418 pages
Isbn
9781880656785
Lccn
2003003856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51728685

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