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Escape from impasse: the decision to open Japan

Author: Mitani, Hiroshi ; Noble, David, translation Corporate author: LTCB International Library Trust Publisher: International House of Japan, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 332 p. : Ill./Maps/Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 4924971197Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Book Europe Campus
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Print J10.42 .J3 M58 2006
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Escape from Impasse The Decision to Open Japan Contents List of Illustrations.................................................................................... ix Acknowledgments ..................................................................................... xi INTRODUCTION NOTES ON THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF TOKUGAWA JAPAN xiii xxiii CHAPTER ONE FOREIGN POLICY AT THE END OF THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD 1 CHANGING PRINCIPLES OF FOREIGN POLICY.......................................... 2 TENSIONS WITH RUSSIA IN THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY ............................................................................................. 12 CHAPTER Two PERCEPTIONS OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD 19 THE ENTRENCHMENT OF SAKOKU AND THE RISE 0E101........................ 19 COLLECTING FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.................................................... 24 THE BUREAU OF ASTRONOMY AND THE SHOGUNAL ACADEMY ............................................................................................ 40 CHAPTER THREE THE OPIUM WAR AND THE STRUGGLE OVER DOMESTIC REFORM 41 THE DEFENSE ISSUE AND INTERNAL POLITICAL CONFLICT ................. 42 THE FAILURE OF REFORM AND THE REJECTION OF K A IKOKU................. 49 NEWS OF THE WORLD AND ITS DISSEMINATION .................................. 56 CHAPTER FOUR THE DEBATE ON FOREIGN POLICY: CONFLICT AND CONCILIATION 61 ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE THE ORDER TO REPEL FOREIGN SHIPS ............ 62 CONCILIATION BETWEEN SHOGUNATE AND DAIMYO ........................... 69 THREE TEMPLATES FOR THE DISCOURSE ON FOREIGN POLICY .................................................................................... 77 CHAPTER FIVE THE WEST LOOKS TOWARD JAPAN 85 ABORTIVE MISSIONS TO JAPAN ............................................................. 85 THE AMERICAN VISION OF A TRANSPACIFIC STEAMSHIP ROUTE................................................................................. 89 CHAPTER SIX JAPAN AT AN IMPASSE 101 CHAPTER SEVEN THE ARRIVAL OF PERRY 117 CHAPTER EIGHT POLICY DEBATES AND PLAYING FOR TIME 143 THE DEATH OF IEYOSHI AND NARIAKIS BID FOR POWER ................ 143 CHAPTER NINE STALLING THE RUSSIANS 157 CHAPTER TEN PERRY RETURNS: ACCEPTANCE OF LIMITED KAIKOKU 179 CHAPTER ELEVEN THE MULTIVALENCE OF THE TREATY OF PEACE AND AMITY 203 CHAPTER TWELVE OPENING PORTS AND DEFINING BORDERS: TREATIES WITH BRITAIN AND RUSSIA 221 THE ANGLO-IAPANESE CONVENTION: OPENING PORTS BY ACCIDENT ............................................................................................. 221 THE RUSSO-JAPANESE TREATY OF PEACE AND AMLTY ...................... 239 CHAPTER THIRTEEN ESCAPE FROM IMPASSE 257 APPROVAL OF TRADE RELATIONS AND GRADUAI, LIBERALIZATION ................................................................................... 258 THE LEAP TO DIPLOMATIC AND COMMERCIAL TREATIES ................... 271 AFTERWORD ......................................................................................... 287 Chronology ............................................................................................. 295 Related maps ......................................................................................... 308 Notes ..................................................................................................... 311 Selected Bibliography ............................................................................. 329

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