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The Japanese discovery of America : a brief history with documents, edited with an introduction by Peter Duus

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The Japanese discovery of America : a brief history with documents
Title
The Japanese discovery of America
Title remainder
a brief history with documents
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Peter Duus
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book focuses on the Japanese encounter with the Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, an episode that took place rather late in the "age of discovery," as the last "unknown" lands of Africa and Asia were being probed by Western merchants, explorers, and travelers. Most of the documents assembled here -- poems and political pamphlets, official memorials and private journals, newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts -- were written (or drawn) by the Japanese, for whom the encounter raised the question of national survival. Their contents reveal the ignorance and curiosity, the anxiety and confusion, the admiration and disillusion that attended the meeting of these two rather different cultures. - Preface
  • Focuses on the Japanese encounter with the Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. Includes poems, political pamphlets, official memorials, private journals, newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.52073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.J3
LC item number
J353 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Duus, Peter
Series statement
The Bedford series in history and culture
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  • United States
  • Japan
Label
The Japanese discovery of America : a brief history with documents, edited with an introduction by Peter Duus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-214) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The Japanese discovery of America -- Japan's isolation policy -- America's approach to Japan -- The Americans as barbarians -- Observing the Americans -- Interpreting the Americans -- Rejecting the American model -- The American discovery of Japan -- Part Two. The documents -- From Kirishitan Monogatari (Tales of the Christians) -- From Keisei Hisaku (A secret strategy for ruling the country) / Honda Toshiaki -- Dutch ship (Poem) / Rai San'yo -- From Shinfron (New theses) / Aizawa Seishisai -- A Bakufu expulsion edict -- Kaibosaku (A plan for coastal defense) / Sakuma Shozan -- From Narrative of a voyage of the ship Morrison / Samuel Wells Williams -- An American businessman's view of Japan / Aaron Haight Palmer -- Report of Japanese cruelty to American sailors -- From Konyo zushiki (A world atlas) / Mitsukuri Shogo -- The interrogation of a castaway -- From Hyoryuki (The record of a castaway) / Hamada Hikozo -- From The personal journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry -- Official report of the Perry expedition / Francis L. Hawks -- Memorial on the American demand for a treaty / Ii Naosuke -- Memorial on the American demand for a treaty / Tokugawa Nariaki -- Broadsheet of sumo wrestlers delivering rice -- Broadsheet on the "capture" of the Americans -- A comic dialogue -- A black ship scroll with dialogue -- Report of a rape -- From The complete journal of Townsend Harris -- Memorial on the Harris proposal / Hotta Masayoshi -- From kyofu no gen (Testimony of a madman) / Yoshida Shoin -- Two American views on the opening of the treaty ports -- From The journal of Francis Hall -- A Yokohama print of an American man and wife -- From Yokohama kaiko kenbunshi (A record of observations in the open port of yokohama) / Hashimoto Sadahide -- Proposal for reforming Japan / Yokoi Shonan -- Evaluation of foreign religion / Yokoi Shonan -- From The autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa / Fukusawa Yukichi -- From Kokai Nikki (Diary of a voyage abroad) / Muragaki Norimasa -- Two American reports on the 1860 mission -- A Broadway pageant (poem) / Walt Whitman -- Report of the Iwakura mission / Kume Kunitake -- From Kume hakase kyujunen kaikoroku (The memoirs of Professor Kume Kunitake) / Kume Kunitake --An American report on the Iwakura mission -- From Seiyo jijo (Conditions in the West) / Fukuzawa Yukichi -- From Bunmei no gairyaku (An outline of a theory of civilization) / Fukuzawa Yukichi -- An explanation of twelve Western words (Part I) / Nishimura Shigeki -- The federated states of North and South America / Sugi Koji -- A Japanese student's views of the United States / Knoue Ryokichi -- From The mikado's empire / William Elliot Griffis
Control code
36352483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780312163785
Lccn
96086768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Japanese discovery of America : a brief history with documents, edited with an introduction by Peter Duus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The Japanese discovery of America -- Japan's isolation policy -- America's approach to Japan -- The Americans as barbarians -- Observing the Americans -- Interpreting the Americans -- Rejecting the American model -- The American discovery of Japan -- Part Two. The documents -- From Kirishitan Monogatari (Tales of the Christians) -- From Keisei Hisaku (A secret strategy for ruling the country) / Honda Toshiaki -- Dutch ship (Poem) / Rai San'yo -- From Shinfron (New theses) / Aizawa Seishisai -- A Bakufu expulsion edict -- Kaibosaku (A plan for coastal defense) / Sakuma Shozan -- From Narrative of a voyage of the ship Morrison / Samuel Wells Williams -- An American businessman's view of Japan / Aaron Haight Palmer -- Report of Japanese cruelty to American sailors -- From Konyo zushiki (A world atlas) / Mitsukuri Shogo -- The interrogation of a castaway -- From Hyoryuki (The record of a castaway) / Hamada Hikozo -- From The personal journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry -- Official report of the Perry expedition / Francis L. Hawks -- Memorial on the American demand for a treaty / Ii Naosuke -- Memorial on the American demand for a treaty / Tokugawa Nariaki -- Broadsheet of sumo wrestlers delivering rice -- Broadsheet on the "capture" of the Americans -- A comic dialogue -- A black ship scroll with dialogue -- Report of a rape -- From The complete journal of Townsend Harris -- Memorial on the Harris proposal / Hotta Masayoshi -- From kyofu no gen (Testimony of a madman) / Yoshida Shoin -- Two American views on the opening of the treaty ports -- From The journal of Francis Hall -- A Yokohama print of an American man and wife -- From Yokohama kaiko kenbunshi (A record of observations in the open port of yokohama) / Hashimoto Sadahide -- Proposal for reforming Japan / Yokoi Shonan -- Evaluation of foreign religion / Yokoi Shonan -- From The autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa / Fukusawa Yukichi -- From Kokai Nikki (Diary of a voyage abroad) / Muragaki Norimasa -- Two American reports on the 1860 mission -- A Broadway pageant (poem) / Walt Whitman -- Report of the Iwakura mission / Kume Kunitake -- From Kume hakase kyujunen kaikoroku (The memoirs of Professor Kume Kunitake) / Kume Kunitake --An American report on the Iwakura mission -- From Seiyo jijo (Conditions in the West) / Fukuzawa Yukichi -- From Bunmei no gairyaku (An outline of a theory of civilization) / Fukuzawa Yukichi -- An explanation of twelve Western words (Part I) / Nishimura Shigeki -- The federated states of North and South America / Sugi Koji -- A Japanese student's views of the United States / Knoue Ryokichi -- From The mikado's empire / William Elliot Griffis
Control code
36352483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780312163785
Lccn
96086768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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