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China in the Tokugawa World
     

China in the Tokugawa World

by Marius B. Jansen
 

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This engaging book challenges the traditional notion that Japan was an isolated nation cut off from the outside world in the modern era. This familiar story of seclusion, argues master historian Marius B. Jansen, results from viewing the period soley in terms of Japan's ties with the West, at the expense of its relationship with closer Asian neighbors. Taking as

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This engaging book challenges the traditional notion that Japan was an isolated nation cut off from the outside world in the modern era. This familiar story of seclusion, argues master historian Marius B. Jansen, results from viewing the period soley in terms of Japan's ties with the West, at the expense of its relationship with closer Asian neighbors. Taking as his focus the port of Nagasaki and its thriving trade with China in the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, Jansen not only corrects this misperception but offers an important analysis of the impact of the China trade on Japan's cultural, economic, and political life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674002661
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Marius B. Jansen was Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University. He was the author of Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration.

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