TLF ID M008943
This is a collection of online materials about how the First Opium War, fought between Britain and China in 1839-42, was presented to a Japanese audience by the samurai scholar Mineta Fūkō in two books dating from 1849. The books are 'Kaigai shinwa' ('New stories from overseas') and 'Kaigai shinwa shūi' ('Gleanings from the new stories from overseas'). The online materials consist of an illustrated essay by Professor John W Dower and an image gallery. The essay contains chapters entitled 'New stories from overseas', 'The eye of the beholder', 'Monsters, heroines and high officials' and 'Lessons from the war next door'. The image gallery contains all the illustrations from 'Kaigai shinwa' and 'Kaigai shinwa shūi'.