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Harvard East Asian Monographs 373

Empires on the Waterfront

Japan’s Ports and Power, 1858–1899

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674417168

Publication Date: 05/04/2015


308 pages

6 x 9 inches

6 maps, 3 tables

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  • List of Maps* and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Japan in the World
    • 1. Special Trading Ports: A New Framework for the Opening of Japan
    • 2. Geographies of Direct Export: Rice and Coal, 1858–1889
  • II. Ports in the Nation
    • 3. The Making of Moji
    • 4. The Paradox of Informal Imperialism
  • III. Moji in the Empire
    • 5. The Sino–Japanese War Comes Home
    • 6. Securing Status: Sovereignty and Open Ports
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps
    • 1. Moji and Its Environs
    • 2. East Asian Treaty Ports, 1899
    • 3. Transmarine East Asia
    • 4. Japan’s Open Ports, 1899
    • 5. Taiwan’s Treaty Ports and Special Trading Ports
    • 6. Chikuhō Coal Region

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