Inazo Nitobe
The Intercourse Between the
United States and Japan:
An Historical Sketch

Nitobe, Inazo (Ota):
The Intercourse Between the United States and Japan: An Historical Sketch, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, John Murphy & Co., Printers, 1891 (copyrighted 1890), green cloth, 8vo (6 x 9.5 in - 15.5 x 24 cm), gilt lettering on the spine, 198 pp, 4 pages of advertisements for other books in this series. The title on the spine reads "The United States and Japan." This is "Extra Volume VIII" of Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science. The other volumes in the series are listed in the 4 pages of ads at the end of the book. The focus of the book is the foreign commerce between Japan and the United States. It deals extensively with the Perry Expedition and it's influence on US/Japan commerce. The book contains a section on Americans in Japan to include the "Dark Side of Foreign Influences" as well as a section on Japanese in America which includes the "Japanese in California."


Table of Contents

Song of the Black Ship
Chapter I. -- Foreign Intercourse Before Perry.
Traditional Foreign Intercourse
Christian Persecutions
Exclusive and Inclusive Policy
Commercial Isolation not the Policy of Old Japan
Dawn of Western Knowledge in Japan
The Political State of Japan in the Middle of the Century
Chapter II. -- Commodore Perry and His American Predecessors.
Early American Attempts at Negotiation
Commodore Biddle
Wrecks of Whalers
A Curious Youth
Service of the Whale in American-Japanese Intercourse
Just before the Expedition
Sketch of Perry's Life
What the World said of the Expedition
Voyage of Perry's Squadron
The Squadron in Yedo Bay
The Shogunate at its Wit's End
The Spirit of the Times
Perry's Second Visit and the Treaty
Synopsis of the Treaty ...
Significance of the Treaty
Services of the Dutch
Legality of the Treaty
America Followed by Europe
Exchange of Ratifications
Chapter III. -- Diplomacy and Commerce.
American Disappointment in Regard to Perry's Treaty
Japan soon after Perry's Departure
American Pioneers of Commerce
Advent of Townsend Harris
Commercial Treaty
Treaty of Amity and Commerce
Growth of Treaty Ports
The Currency Question (1854-'69)
The Revival of Anti-Foreign Prejudice
Decline of Anti-Foreign Ideas
The Restoration of the Imperial Authority
The Shimonoseki Indemnity
Tariff Convention
Trade and Commerce
Japanese Exports to America
American Imports into Japan
Friendly Diplomacy
Extradition Treaty
Treaty Revision
Chapter IV. -- Americans and American Influence in Japan.
Foreign Influences
Beginning with Perry
Townsend Harris in Yedo
Harris and Perry Compared
Educational Influence
Scientific Services
Postal Systems
Religious Influences
American Railways
Miscellaneous Services
American Writers on Japan
Dark Side of Foreign Influence
Chapter V. -- Japanese in America
Before Perry's Expedition
Shogun's Embassy
Imperial Embassy
Influx of Students
Their Mental Aptitudes
Female Students
Japanese in California
Exhibitions, Mercantile Houses &c

Collation. Full Title: The Intercourse Between the United States and Japan: An Historical Sketch, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 1891 (copyright 1890) green cloth, 198 pp, 4 page of advertisements. Series Information (2 pages), Title Page (2 pages), Preface (2 pages), Contents (3 pages), Text (pages 1-192), Index (pages 193-8), Advertisements (4 pages), no illustrations.

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