Great Britain and the Opening of Japan, 1834-1858

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Political Science - 227 pages
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Analyzing the origins of Japan's rise to economic prosperity, this book focuses on the Britain-Japan relationship from the 1830s, when Britain was seen as the ultimate economic model, and how this gave Japan both the goals and parameters of her ambitions a
  

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Contents

COMPANY AND CROWN i
1
THE OPIUM WAR IN ANGLO
31
SIR JOHN BOWRING AND
145
RETROSPECT AND CONCLUSIONS
194
APPENDIX A THE ANGLOJAPANESE CONVENTION
205
INDEX
223
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W.G. Beasley is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Far East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His books include "The Modern History of Japan" (1963), "The Meiji Restoration" (1972), and "Japan Encounters the Barbarian: Japanese Travelers in America and Europe" (1995).

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