Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration

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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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Overview

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: 9780804707848
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1961
  • Pages: 424

Table of Contents

Preface to the Morningside Edition
Introduction
I Sakamoto's Japan 3
1 The Tokugawa Setting 3
2 Tosa 20
3 Tosa at Mid-Century 36
II The Response to the West 51
1 The Tokugawa Response 51
2 Reforms in Tosa 67
3 The Education of Sakamoto Ryoma 77
III The Loyalist Years 93
1 The Shishi Type and Ideal 95
2 The Tosa Loyalist Party 104
3 The Shishi in National Politics 124
4 The Decline of Loyalist Extremism 137
IV Service with Katsu 153
1 Katsu Rintaro 154
2 Sakamoto and Katsu 160
3 The Hyogo Naval Academy 166
4 The Dismissal of Katsu 178
V The Satsuma-Choshu Alliance 185
1 Saigo Takamori and Satsuma 186
2 Nakaoka Shintaro and Choshu 195
3 From Shishi to Statesmen 204
4 The Alliance 211
VI The Kaientai 223
1 The Attack in the Teradaya 224
2 The Second Choshu Expedition 232
3 Changes in Tosa 241
4 The Nagasaki Scene 252
5 Reinstatement and Support for the Kaientai 259
VII The Eight-Point Program 271
1 The Advantage of Tosa Support 272
2 The Sogun Yoshinobu (Keiki) 278
3 The Kyoto Conference 286
4 Program for a New Government 294
5 The Icarus Affair 304
VIII Restoration 312
1 Yodo's Petition to Keiki 312
2 Preparations for War 317
3 The End of the Bakufu 326
4 Sakamoto and the New Government 335
5 The Warriors Become Kami 342
IX The Restoration in Tosa 347
1 The States of Response to the West 347
2 The Leaders and their Aims 355
3 The Problem of Class Interest 368
Chronological Tables 379
List of Works Cited 382
A Note on Sources 389
Biographical Notes 401
Index 417
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