Sakamoto Ry ma and the Meiji RestorationSakamoto Ry ma and the Meiji Restoration



Jansen tells the story of the Restoration in the career and thought of Sakamoto Ryoma and, to a lesser extent, Nakaoka Shintaro, each an example of the new type of political leader: idealistic, individualistic, and patriotic.

Author: Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231101732

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Jansen tells the story of the Restoration in the career and thought of Sakamoto Ryoma and, to a lesser extent, Nakaoka Shintaro, each an example of the new type of political leader: idealistic, individualistic, and patriotic.

Sakamato Ryoma and the Meiji RestorationSakamato Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration



These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400879656

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The Meiji Restoration of mid-nineteenth-century Japan was the outgrowth of upheaval as vital as the American Civil War or the French Revolution, and marked the beginnings of Japan as a forward-looking, unified state. The author tells the story of this crucial period of Japanese history through the career of a national hero, Sakamoto Ryoma, with Sakamoto as a symbol of Japan's enlightened growth. Originally published in 1961. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Meiji RestorationThe Meiji Restoration



8 Imai Nobuo A Tokugawa Stalwart's Path from the Boshin War to Personal
Reinvention in the Meiji Nation-State Robert Hellyer In his comprehensive study
of Sakamoto Ryoma, arguably the most popular figure of the Meiji Restoration,
Marius ...

Author: Robert Hellyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478052

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This volume examines the Meiji Restoration through a global history lens to re-interpret the formation of a globally-cast, Japanese nation-state.

Ch sh in the Meiji RestorationCh sh in the Meiji Restoration



At the time I wrote the book there was little research in English on other domains
of the Restoration era , nor was there ... Cambridge , June 2000 Jansen ,
Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration ( 1961 ) ; Totman , The Collapse of
the ...

Author: Albert M. Craig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739101935

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When Commodore Perry arrived in Japan to open the country to Western trade in 1853, he found a medieval amalgam of sword-bearing samurai, castle towns, Confucian academies, peasant villages, rice paddies, upstart merchants, bath houses, and Kabuki. Fifteen years later, Japan was on its way to becoming the only non-Western nation in the nineteenth century with a modern centralized bureaucratic state and industrial economy. This book is a study of the Meiji Restoration that changed the face of Japan. Prominent historian Albert M. Craig tells its story through that of the domain of Choshu--whose role in the formation of modern Japan was not unlike that of Prussia in Germany--during the fifteen crucial years between 1853 and 1868. Whereas previous studies have stressed the role of discontented lower samurai and frustrated rich merchants and peasants in this transition, claiming that they provided the motive power behind the political movements of the Restoration period, this work sharply challenges these earlier interpretations. Craig instead emphasizes the vitality of traditional values in Japan's early reaction to the West and foregrounds the critical contribution of the old society to the formation of the new Meiji state. Choshu in the Meiji Restoration is a seminal work for scholars and students of Japanese history.

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration 1868 2000Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration 1868 2000



Beasley, The Meiji Restoration, Stanford University Press, 1972, well
supplemented by M. Jansen, Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration,
Princeton University Press, 1961, and by A. Craig, Choshu in the Meiji
Restoration, Harvard ...

Author: R. Sims

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349632404

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Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000 explores, through a combination of narrative and analysis, the changes in the political process which lay behind Japan's transformation into a modern nation state; its successive turn toward militarism, fascism, and the Pacific War; and the imposition of a fully democratic constitution. Sims examines closely such central topics as the Meiji renovation, samurai modernisers, the rise of liberal political parties, the Meiji constitution, 'Taisho democracy', the wartime changes in the political system, postwar reforms and the 'reverse course', four decades of Liberal Democratic rule, and the shake-up of Japanese politics during the 1990s. No other book has covered Japanese political history over the entire period since 1868 in such detail, and the present volume aims to fill the gap between the various general histories of modern Japan and the ever-increasing monographic literature.

Samurai AssassinsSamurai Assassins



Assassination--in Japanese, ansatsu or "dark murder"--was instrumental in the samurai-led revolution known as the Meiji Restoration, by which the shogun's military government was overthrown and the Imperial monarchy restored in 1868.

Author: Romulus Hillsborough

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628004

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Assassination--in Japanese, ansatsu or "dark murder"--was instrumental in the samurai-led revolution known as the Meiji Restoration, by which the shogun's military government was overthrown and the Imperial monarchy restored in 1868. The ideology and moral philosophy of the men behind the revolution--including bushidō or "the way of the warrior"--informed their actions and would become the foundation of the emperor-worship of World War II. This first-ever account in English of the assassins who drove the revolution details one of the most volatile periods in Japanese history--also known as "the dawn of modern Japan."

The Samurai SwordsmanThe Samurai Swordsman



155, 158. Marius B. Jansen, Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration (Palo
Alto, California: Stanford University Press, 1971), 81—85. Inagaki, S, “Bunkyu no
Ansatsusha,” in Gekido no Bakumatsu Ishin, Raiharu Gekitotsu Nihon shi, vol. 5 ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781473817937

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Samurai tells the story of the courageous and highly disciplined fighting men of this time, showing how they evolved from the primitive fighters of the seventh century into an invincible military caste with a fearsome reputation. In the early seventh century, the samurai rose to prominence during the struggles between the emperor and the military leaders (shogun). They took part in the invasion of Korea, as well as helping to keep Japan free from foreign influence. From the Heian period through to the Onin wars, the history of the samurai is replete with tales of heroism and bloodshed. Although the samurai is most famous for his use of the sword, he also used a wide variety of other weapons, such as the crossbow, the dagger and the spear. Samurai armour and costume were constantly evolving, and by the twelfth century most samurai were wearing the box-like yoroi armour. Samurai examines samurai fighting tactics, as well as acts such as ritual suicide (hari-kiri) and the taking of enemy heads as trophies.

The Making of Modern JapanThe Making of Modern Japan



Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present.

Author: Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039106

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Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.

Japan Beyond the End of HistoryJapan Beyond the End of History



This is how Marius Jansen, in his classic study, Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji
Restoration, formulated the issue: The outstanding intellectual and political
experience in the formative years of Japan's Restoration activists was the
discovery ...

Author: David Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134863211

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In this analysis of Japan's policy-making, David Williams places his argument within the debates about Japanese political economy in the United States and Britain, debates previously polarised between `market' and `ministry' views. He presents Japanese-style nationalist development as a serious challenge to Western values and theory.

Victorian Animal DreamsVictorian Animal Dreams



3 Marius B. Jansen, Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration (Stanford, CA:
Stanford University Press, 1971); Tetsuo Kawasumi, John Manjiro and his Era
eds Tetsuo Kawasumi and Naoyuki Agawa (Tokyo: Kosaido, 2001 ); John
Manjiro, ...

Author: Deborah Denenholz Morse

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754655113

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The contributors examine various forms of human dominion over animals as manifest in fiction, performance, and the visual arts, as well as in hunting, killing, vivisection, and zookeeping. Distinguished by its acknowledgment of how the Victorians' obsession with animals continues to haunt twenty-first-century animal rights debates, Victorian Animal Dreams provides valuable insight into the burgeoning field of animal studies and points toward future studies of animals in the Victorian period.

Translating Mount FujiTranslating Mount Fuji



Tokyo: Ködansha, 1990. Ivy, Marilyn. Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity,
Phantasm, Japan. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1995. Jansen, Marius.
Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration. New York: Columbia University
Press, ...

Author: Dennis Washburn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231511155

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Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving the traditions of Asia. Washburn begins with Ueda's Ugetsu monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) and its preoccupation with the distant past, a sense of loss, and the connection between values and identity. He then considers the use of narrative realism and the metaphor of translation in Soseki's Sanshiro; the relationship between ideology and selfhood in Ogai's Seinen; Yokomitsu Riichi's attempt to synthesize the national and the cosmopolitan; Ooka Shohei's post-World War II representations of the ethical and spiritual crises confronting his age; and Mishima's innovative play with the aesthetics of the inauthentic and the artistry of kitsch. Washburn's brilliant analysis teases out common themes concerning the illustration of moral and aesthetic values, the crucial role of autonomy and authenticity in defining notions of culture, the impact of cultural translation on ideas of nation and subjectivity, the ethics of identity, and the hybrid quality of modern Japanese society. He pinpoints the persistent anxiety that influenced these authors' writings, a struggle to translate rhetorical forms of Western literature while preserving elements of the pre-Meiji tradition. A unique combination of intellectual history and critical literary analysis, Translating Mount Fuji recounts the evolution of a conflict that inspired remarkable literary experimentation and achievement.

Japan QuarterlyJapan Quarterly



BOOK REVIEWS Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration By Marius B .
Jansen Princeton University Press , Princeton , New Jersey , 1961 . 423 pp . with
illustrations and maps . $ 8 . 50 TOJO AND THE COMING OF THE WAR By
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reviewed by David M. Earl Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration by Marius
B. Jansen Princeton University Press , 1961 423 pp . , $ 8.50 PROFESSOR
JANSEN first came to the attention of specialists in Far Eastern history and ...

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Introduction to Japanese History Before the Meiji RestorationIntroduction to Japanese History Before the Meiji Restoration



... Harvard University Press , 1955 . Keene , D . The Japanese discovery of
Europe ; Honda Toshiaki and other discoveries , 1720 - 1798 . London ,
Routledge & Kegan Paul , 1952 . Jansen , M . B . Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji
Restoration ...

Author: Mitsusada Inoue

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ShinsengumiShinsengumi



On October 14 of the third year of the era of Keiō—November 8, 1867, in Western
reckoning—one month before Itō's assassination, the last shōgun, ... This event,
which begot the Meiji Restoration, was the brainchild of Sakamoto Ryōma.

Author: Romulus Hillsborough

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462913589

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Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun. The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps' two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both impeccable swordsmen. It is a history–in–brief of the final years of the Bakufu, which collapsed in 1867 with the restoration of Imperial rule. In writing Shinsengumi, Hillsborough referred mostly to Japanese–language primary sources, including letters, memoirs, journals, interviews, and eyewitness accounts, as well as definitive biographies and histories of the era. The fall of the shogun's government (Tokugawa Bakufu, or simply Bakufu) in 1868, which had ruled Japan for over two and a half centuries, was the greatest event in modern Japanese history. The revolution, known as the Meiji Restoration, began with the violent reaction of samurai to the Bakufu's decision in 1854 to open the theretofore isolated country to "Western barbarians." Though opening the country was unavoidable, it was seen as a sign of weakness by the samurai who clamored to "expel the barbarians." Those samurai plotted to overthrow the shogun and restore the holy emperor to his ancient seat of power. Screaming "heaven's revenge," they wielded their swords with a vengeance upon those loyal to the shogun. They unleashed a wave of terror at the center of the revolution—the emperor's capital of Kyoto. Murder and assassination were rampant. By the end of 1862, hordes of renegade samurai, called ronin, had transformed the streets of the Imperial Capital into a "sea of blood." The shogun's administrators were desperate to stop the terror. A band of expert swordsmen was formed. It was given the name Shinsengumi ("Newly Selected Corps")—and commissioned to eliminate the ronin and other enemies of the Bakufu. With unrestrained brutality bolstered by an official sanction to kill, the Shinsengumi soon became the shogun's most dreaded security force. In this vivid historical narrative of the Shinsengumi, the only one in the English language, author Romulus Hillsborough paints a provocative and thrilling picture of this most fascinating period in Japanese history.

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For a detailed account of the Tosa Loyalist Party see Jansen , Sakamoto Ryoma
and the Meiji Restoration , Chapter 3 : “ The Loyalist Years ' , pp . 93 – 152 . 17 .
Interview with Hirotani Kijūrō by Itami Masatarő , Köchi , 26 October 2001 . 18 .

Author: Andrew Cobbing

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Through a detailed reconstruction of Kawada's life and career, this book provides a remarkable case study of a single life impacting on developments in the Meiji period. The biography also takes us through different epochs. Not least, it contains the rare account of an East-West love story which unfolds through eighty-nine letters, all of which are transcribed and republished here.

Encyclopedia of Asian HistoryEncyclopedia of Asian History



Marius B . Jansen , Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration ( 1961 ) .
MARIUS B . JANSEN SAKAMOTO RYÖMA ( 1836 – 1867 ) , activist in Japan ' s
Meiji Restoration of 1868 , the mediator of the Satsuma - Chöshū alliance , and
author of ...

Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: UOM:39015016638580

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Prepared under the auspices of the Asia Society.; Includes Japanese wood-block prints - Silk Road (Vol.3) - Matteo Ricci (Vol.3).