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Author Austin, Ian Patrick, author.

Title Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885 : diplomacy, strategic thought and the economic context of US-Japan relations / Ian Patrick Austin
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 144
Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 144.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedications; Table of Contents; List of tables; About the author; Preface; Notes; Reference list; Acknowledgments; Literature review; 1 Introduction; Appendix; Notes; References; 2 The Iwakura Embassy in Grant's America (1871-1872); Introduction; The intellectual foundations of the Meiji oligarchy; Observations by the Iwakura Embassy (1871-1873) during Mission to the United States of America (December 1871-August 1872); Economic diplomacy and sovereignty: the unequal treaties; Extensive observation of America
Grant and American governanceThe Grant Cabinet with a focus upon the Treasury; Study of American agrarian, financial, industrial and trade modernity; Reflections on departure from the United States via Boston (August 6, 1872); Appendix; Notes; References; 3 Grant, Europe and the importance of Otto von Bismarck to Grant-Meiji relations; The journey begins; Britain, Germany and greater continental Europe; Great Britain and Grant: The Treaty of Washington (1871) effect; Grant and Bismarck: Germany hosts one of their own; Conclusion; Notes; References
4 Grant's Pan-Asian journey and engagement with ChinaGrant's observation of China's economic development; Role as an international arbiter: China engages Grant on the Loo-Choo Island dispute; Departure from China; Notes; References; 5 Grant in Japan and the breaking of new ground; Arrival, status and values; In residence at Enriokwan; Grant and the Meiji government; Japanese geopolitics in an era of military men; Grant-Emperor Mutsuhito personal relations; Grant: anti-colonialism and the unequal treaties; Grant-Meiji Emperor engagement and dialogue on Japan's domestic governance
Grant's views on Japanese militarismGrant-Meiji Emperor dialogue on finance and debt; Grant-Meiji dialogue encompassing "The Age of Discovery": agriculture, the sciences, engineering and technology; Role as an international arbiter: the Loo-Choo Islands dispute and Japan negotiations; Grant's farewell address; Appendix; Notes; References; 6 Return to the United States of America and the legacy of Grant-Meiji relations; An end to the world tour: a welcoming homecoming and an uncomfortable truth; An end to political life; Grant's final battle and a lasting legacy
Grant's posthumous legacy upon Meiji strategic thinkingPost-Grant decline in United States-Japan relations; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 01, 2019)
SUBJECT Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Travel -- Japan
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. fast (OCoLC)fst00061535
Subject Iwakura Shisetsudan (Japan)
SUBJECT Iwakura Shisetsudan (Japan) fast (OCoLC)fst00524620
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Diplomatic relations.
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 19th century.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- 19th century
Subject Japan.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019017324
ISBN 9781000021929