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Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan: Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, 1852-1854: The Official Report of the Expedition to Japan
Francis L. Hawks (ed)
On March 31, 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry signed the Treaty of Kanagawa on behalf of the U.S. gov’t. This signaled the end of the ruling Shogunate’s policy of isolationism, which had been in place since the early 16th cent. Although foreign nations -- the Portuguese, the British and the Spanish -- had once traded there, the perceived threat from the spread of Christianity had led to Japan’s borders being closed. Perry’s success opened up what had once been ‘the curiosity of Christendom’ to the nations of the world. This is the official account of this historic expedition. This first-hand report details the colorful minutiae of the voyage to ‘terra incognita’, while situating its enterprises and motivations within a wider social and cultural context. Illustrations.
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