Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640 - 1868
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Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640 - 1868

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ISBN-13:
9780674035775
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2010
Seiten:
300
Autor:
Robert I. Hellyer
Gewicht:
617 g
Format:
229x152x22 mm
Serie:
326, Harvard East Asian Monographs
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Figures, Maps, and Tables Conventions Introduction 1. Interdependent Partners: The Shogunate, Satsuma, and Tsushima 2. The Reaction against Globalization 3. Guarded Engagement 4. Domestic Demand and Foreign Trade 5. Local Japan Encounters the West 6. The Transition in Foreign Trade 7. Defending the Domain and the Realm Conclusion: The End of Domain Agency and the Adoption of International Relations Works Cited Index
Presenting fresh insights on the internal dynamics and global contexts that shaped foreign relations in early modern Japan, this book challenges the largely accepted wisdom that the Tokugawa shogunate, guided by an ideology of seclusion, stifled intercourse with the outside world, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.