By Gordon Daniels
Initially a scholar of Meiji Japan, Gordon Daniels is celebrated for his paintings at the Pacific conflict and the career of Japan, with specific regard to the realm of communications in movie and propaganda in addition to jap activity. He has additionally been heavily concerned with the post-war period of diplomacy and Japan, in addition to experiences in jap heritage and historiography. within the Nineteen Eighties he made major contributions in reporting at the scope and improvement of eastern reports in Britain. His newest paintings has been as joint editor (and contributor) with Chushichi Tsuzuki of Social and Cultural views - the 5th of the five-volume sequence at the historical past of Anglo-Japanese family members (Palgrave, 2002).
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32 On his arrival at Niigata on 5 November, Willis was pleasantly surprised. 35 There was unfortunately little time to dwell on the delights of the picturesque for the hundred and fifty wounded who awaited his attention had injuries whose severity ‘excelled anything’ he ‘had yet seen’. Seven days were passed ‘working from morning till late at night’36 attending to the most urgent cases, and for the first time, we hear of personal difficulties. Usually ‘a perfectly good understanding’ had existed with his Japanese colleagues, but here there were cases where he ‘differed with them on plans for treatment’.
Ibid. Ibid. FO Japan 106, enclosure 1 in no. 17, Parkes to Stanley, 26 January 1869. Memorandum to Dr Willis on the subject of his visit to Takata, Kashiwasaki, Neegata, Shibata, and Wakamatsu to render medical assistance to wounded Japanese, 23 January 1869. Ibid. Ibid. 22 COLLECTED WRITINGS OF GORDON DANIELS 74 Ibid. 75 FO Japan 106, enclosure 1 in no. 17, Parkes to Stanley, 26 January 1869. Memorandum to Dr Willis on the subject of his visit to Takata, Kashiwasaki, Neegata, Shibata, and Wakamatsu to render medical assistance to wounded Japanese, 23 January 1869.
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