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Book Launch - The Business, Life and Letters of Frederick Cornes by Professor Peter Davies

Celebrating the launch of Professor Davies fascinating insight into trade in Meiji-era Japan.

Frederick Cornes was one of the most successful British import/export traders in Japan, not least in the early years of commerce with the West in the 1860s and 70s. This event celebrates the launch of Professor Peter Davies’ book based upon the remarkable survival of over 7000 pages of Cornes’ correspondence, providing unprecedented insight into the nature of trade in early Meiji Japan.

Professor Peter Davies is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at Liverpool University. Professor Peter Mathias will introduce the evening’s proceedings, with Dr.J.E.Hoare as a discussant.

The book will be available to buy during the evening at the special celebration price of £40, reduced from the list price of £75.

This event is presented in association with Global Oriental Publishers and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.


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Date and Time:

14 May 2009 at 6:30 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



The Japan Foundation
Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square
020 7436 6695

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