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Title: Japanese engineering and Scotland : Ryūgakusei and Oyatoi between 1865 and 1900
Author: Arbuckle Araki, M. H.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
This study explores Scotland’s role in the development of Japanese engineering during the early Meiji period. In particular it looks at the role of Scottish employees of the Meiji central government and Japanese overseas students in the process of technology transfer in the fields of engineering education, lighthouses, shipbuilding, railways, telegraphs and sanitary engineering. The aim is to show that Scottish trained engineers played a significant part in the overall transfer process and that the education and training they received in Scotland was the reason for the prominent role. I have focused on Scotland rather than on Britain as a whole for two main reasons. Firstly by confining the study to Scotland, greater space can be dedicated to individuals and their contributions rather than to a more general study of a larger number of people. Secondly, although not an independent country, Scotland was sufficiently distinct from other regions of Britain to justify separate treatment of its contribution.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.640573  DOI: Not available
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