Negotiating With Imperialism

Author: Michael R. Auslin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674020313
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Negotiating With Imperialism from the Author: Michael R. Auslin. Japan's modern international history began in 1858 with the signing of the "unequal" commercial treaty with the United States. Over the next fifteen years, Japanese diplomacy was reshaped to respond to the Western imperialist challenge. "Negotiating with Imperialism" is the first book to explain the emergence of modern Japan through this early period of treaty relations. Michael Auslin dispels the myth that the Tokugawa "bakufu" was diplomatically incompetent. Refusing to surrender to the West's power, "bakufu" diplomats employed negotiation as a weapon to defend Japan's interests. Tracing various visions of Japan's international identity, Auslin examines the evolution of the culture of Japanese diplomacy. Further, he demonstrates the limits of nineteenth-century imperialist power by examining the responses of British, French, and American diplomats. After replacing the Tokugawa in 1868, Meiji leaders initially utilized bakufu tactics. However, their 1872 failure to revise the treaties led them to focus on domestic reform as a way of maintaining independence and gaining equality with the West. In a compelling analysis of the interplay among assassinations, Western bombardment of Japanese cities, fertile cultural exchange, and intellectual discovery, Auslin offers a persuasive reading of the birth of modern Japan and its struggle to determine its future relations with the world.

Germany And Republican China

Author: William C. Kirby
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804712095
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Germany And Republican China from the Author: William C. Kirby.

Critical Perspectives On Aging

Author: Meredith Minkler
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780895030764
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Critical Perspectives On Aging from the Author: Meredith Minkler.

Critical Gerontology

Author: Meredith Minkler
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780895031853
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Critical Gerontology from the Author: Meredith Minkler.