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The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History

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When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story behind the disagreements, tensions, and skirmishes between Japan - a compact, homogenous, closely knit society terrified of disorder - and America - a sprawling, open-ended society that fears economic depression and continually seeks an international marketplace. Using both American and Japanese sources, LaFeber provides the history behind the vicissitudes of rearming Japan, the present-day tensions in U.S.-Japan trade talks, Japan's continuing importance in financing America's huge deficit, and both nations' drive to develop China - a shadow that has darkened American-Japanese relations from the beginning. Broad and deeply researched. . . . The Clash is beautifully written, with clear arguments and no irrelevancies.-Gaddis Smith, Boston Globe This] work will easily become the best history of U.S.-Japanese relations in any language.-Akira Iriye, professor of history, Harvard University LaFeber] succeeds brilliantly. . . . W]ell-researched, meticulously sourced and highly readable.-Don Oberdorfer, Washington Post Book World

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Winner of the Bancroft Prize.

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When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story behind the disagreements, tensions, and skirmishes between Japan — a compact, homogenous, closely knit society terrified of disorder — and America — a sprawling, open-ended society that fears economic depression and continually seeks an international marketplace. Using both American and Japanese sources, LaFeber provides the history behind the vicissitudes of rearming Japan, the present-day tensions in U.S.-Japan trade talks, Japan's continuing importance in financing America's huge deficit, and both nations' drive to develop China — a shadow that has darkened American-Japanese relations from the beginning. "Broad and deeply researched. . . . is beautifully written, with clear arguments and no irrelevancies."--Gaddis Smith, "[This] work will easily become the best history of U.S.-Japanese relations in any language."--Akira Iriye, professor of history, Harvard University "[LaFeber] succeeds brilliantly. . . . [W]ell-researched, meticulously sourced and highly readable."--Don Oberdorfer,

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

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Walter LaFeber is professor of history at Cornell University and the author of The Clash and Inevitable Revolutions.

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ISBN:
9780393318371
Author:
LaFeber, Walter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
LaFeber, Walter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Japan Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States Foreign relations Japan.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs, illustrations and maps
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.3 in 1.315 lb

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"Synopsis" by , When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story behind the disagreements, tensions, and skirmishes between Japan — a compact, homogenous, closely knit society terrified of disorder — and America — a sprawling, open-ended society that fears economic depression and continually seeks an international marketplace. Using both American and Japanese sources, LaFeber provides the history behind the vicissitudes of rearming Japan, the present-day tensions in U.S.-Japan trade talks, Japan's continuing importance in financing America's huge deficit, and both nations' drive to develop China — a shadow that has darkened American-Japanese relations from the beginning. "Broad and deeply researched. . . . is beautifully written, with clear arguments and no irrelevancies."--Gaddis Smith, "[This] work will easily become the best history of U.S.-Japanese relations in any language."--Akira Iriye, professor of history, Harvard University "[LaFeber] succeeds brilliantly. . . . [W]ell-researched, meticulously sourced and highly readable."--Don Oberdorfer,
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