The Perry Mission to Japan 1853-4,
8 Volumes - Reprints, Curzon Press, 2002


The Perry Mission to Japan 1853-1854
Beasley, W.G. (Compiler/editior):
W.G. Beasley is Professor Emeritus, SOAS, University of London
Published by Curzon Press, Surrey, England (projected publication date January 2002). This is an eight (8) volume set of reprints of key works regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan.

Curzon Press Summary of the Publication:

The year 2003 will mark the 150th anniversary of United States Navy Commodore Matthew Perry's first visit to Japan in July 1853, having been instructed by his government to 'open up' Japan by putting in place a treaty of 'peace and amity' with the Japanese 'mikado' for the benefit of western trade and commerce. He returned in February the following year for final approval and signature to what became the Treaty of Kanagawa. As a result, a profound change in the world order was put in place and Japan's historically suspicious and withdrawn relationship with the so-called 'outside world' was to change forever. This collection of largely contemporary volumes has been selected by Professor W.G. Beasley, doyen of Bakufu and Meiji Studies, to best reflect the issues, focus and mind-set informing the Mission and its raison d'ˆtre, the nature and character of the man who led it - Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry - as well as the experience and logistics of the Mission itself as a U.S. navy project. Care has also been taken to provide input from a Japanese point of view regarding the immediate impact and implications of the Mission within the political and social structure of Japan.

Volume 1
Select Documents (1-9)
Beasley, W. G. (ed.): Diary of an Official, Graphic Scenes in the Japan Expedition (by William Heines)
Griffis, William E, Matthew Calbraith Perry. Ch.xxvii-xxxiii, with biographical introduction by W. G. Beasley
Full index to the set

Volume 2
Palmer, Aaron H.: Origin of the Mission to Japan. Documents and facts illustrating the origin of the mission to Japan, authorized by the United States Government, May 10,1851

Volume 3
Tomes, Robert: Americans in Japan - An abridgement of the government narrative of the United States expedition to Japan under Commodore Perry

Volume 4
Spalding, J. W.: The Japanese Expedition: Japan and Around the World - an account of three visits to the Japanese Empire

Volume 5
Graff, Henry E. (ed.): Bluejackets with Perry in Japan. A day-by-day account kept by Master Mate John R.C.Lewis and Cabin Boy William B.Allen
Sproston, John Glendy: The Private Journal of John Glendy Sproston

Volume 6
Williams, S. Wells: A Journal of the Perry Expedition to Japan, 1853-54

Volume 7
Pineau, Roger: The Japan Expedition, 1852-54. The Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Volume 8
Yamaguchi, Ken: Kinse Shiriaku; a history of Japan from the first visit of Commodore Perry in 1853 to the capture of Hakodate by the Mikado forces in 1869
Satow, Ernest (tr.): Japan 1853-1864 or Genji Yume Monogatari

ISBN 1 903350 13 1 : 8 vols : Hard : Jan 2002

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