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Negotiating with Imperialism

The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674022270

Publication Date: 09/15/2006


276 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones, 1 line illustration, 3 maps


  • Author’s Note
  • Map: East Asia circa 1860
  • Map: Japan circa 1860
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Style and Substance of Treaty-Making
  • 2. Negotiating Space: The Meaning of Yokohama
  • 3. Negotiating Time: The Postponement Strategy
  • 4. The Limits of Negotiation: Expulsion and Gunboats
  • 5. New Horizons: Tariffs and Translations
  • 6. Rethinking Negotiation: Moving toward Revision
  • 7. Negotiating the Future: The Iwakura Mission in America and Britain
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Treaties of Friendship and Commerce Signed by the Tokugawa Bakufu and the Meiji Government
  • Appendix 2: Key Japanese and Western Diplomats
  • Appendix 3: Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and Japan, July 29, 1858
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2005 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication, Yale College
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