Developed in close collaboration with W. G. Beasley, this book contains a wide and substantial cross-section of writings, thematically structured around essays in the special areas of Bakufu and Meji Studies.

chapter |10 pages


A Personal Memoir

part I|56 pages

Japanese Foreign Relations in the Mid-nineteenth Century

part II|110 pages

The Meiji Restoration

chapter 7|12 pages

O Political Groups in Tosa, 1858–68

chapter 9|18 pages

Japan and the West in the Mid Nineteenth Century

Nationalism and the Origins of the Modern State

chapter 10|16 pages

Self-strengthening and Restoration*

Chinese and Japanese Responses to the West in the Mid-nineteenth Century

chapter 11|16 pages

The Meiji Restoration in Comparative History

part III|53 pages

Japanese Foreign Relations After 1868

chapter 12|16 pages

The Nature of Japanese Imperialism

chapter 14|13 pages

Japan and Pan-Asianism

Problems of Definition

chapter 15|7 pages

Richer and Stronger

part IV|47 pages

Occasional Pieces

chapter 17|4 pages

Capturing the Totality

chapter 18|5 pages

My Life Between Japan and America

chapter 19|15 pages

Tradition and Modernity in Post-war Japan

chapter 20|9 pages

Personal Reminiscences of the Early Months of the Occupation

Yokosuka and Tokyo, September 1945 – March 1946