Sakamoro Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration

Sakamoro Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration

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by Marius B. Jansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231101732

ISBN-13: 9780231101738

Pub. Date: 05/18/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Jansen tells the story of the Restoration in the career and thought of Sakamoto Ryoma and, to a lesser extent, Nakaoka Shintaro, each an example of the new type of political leader: idealistic, individualistic, and patriotic.

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Jansen tells the story of the Restoration in the career and thought of Sakamoto Ryoma and, to a lesser extent, Nakaoka Shintaro, each an example of the new type of political leader: idealistic, individualistic, and patriotic.

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ISBN-13:
9780231101738
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/18/1995
Edition description:
Morningside ed
Pages:
423
Sales rank:
667,468
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.14(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Morningside Edition
Introduction
ISakamoto's Japan3
1The Tokugawa Setting3
2Tosa20
3Tosa at Mid-Century36
IIThe Response to the West51
1The Tokugawa Response51
2Reforms in Tosa67
3The Education of Sakamoto Ryoma77
IIIThe Loyalist Years93
1The Shishi Type and Ideal95
2The Tosa Loyalist Party104
3The Shishi in National Politics124
4The Decline of Loyalist Extremism137
IVService with Katsu153
1Katsu Rintaro154
2Sakamoto and Katsu160
3The Hyogo Naval Academy166
4The Dismissal of Katsu178
VThe Satsuma-Choshu Alliance185
1Saigo Takamori and Satsuma186
2Nakaoka Shintaro and Choshu195
3From Shishi to Statesmen204
4The Alliance211
VIThe Kaientai223
1The Attack in the Teradaya224
2The Second Choshu Expedition232
3Changes in Tosa241
4The Nagasaki Scene252
5Reinstatement and Support for the Kaientai259
VIIThe Eight-Point Program271
1The Advantage of Tosa Support272
2The Sogun Yoshinobu (Keiki)278
3The Kyoto Conference286
4Program for a New Government294
5The Icarus Affair304
VIIIRestoration312
1Yodo's Petition to Keiki312
2Preparations for War317
3The End of the Bakufu326
4Sakamoto and the New Government335
5The Warriors Become Kami342
IXThe Restoration in Tosa347
1The States of Response to the West347
2The Leaders and their Aims355
3The Problem of Class Interest368
Chronological Tables379
List of Works Cited382
A Note on Sources389
Biographical Notes401
Index417

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Professor Jansen¿s book is the first English-language biography of Sakamoto Ryoma, the most celebrated historical figure in Japan today. It is also an in-depth study of the political and socioeconomic situation during the turbulent and fascinating years of the Meiji Restoration, the dawn of modern Japan. When I first read this book fifteen years ago, it struck me as an invaluable college-level textbook for students of Japanese history. It also made me aware of the need in the English language for a more probing analysis of Sakamoto Ryoma, the man. It was then that I began the 7-year process of researching and writing RYOMA ¿ Life of a Renaissance Samurai, which I believe is a true-to-life portrait of Ryoma ¿ blood and guts, heart and soul.