Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899
Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899
Key Papers, Press and Contemporary writings
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Map of Japan’s open ports and cities
List of Plates
Introduction and Restrospective
1. Convention between Great Britain and Japan 1854
2. Treaty of Amity and Commerce, 1858
3. Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and Japan,
4. Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Empire of Japan, 1869
5. Land Regulations, etc.
6. That ‘Naughty Yankee Boy’: Edward H. House and Meiji Japan’s
Struggle for Equality
7. Early Western Architecture in Japan’
8. Japan and the Western Powers
9. The Bund: Littoral Space of Empire in the Treaty Ports of East Asia
10. Western Entrepreneurs and the Opening of Japanese Ports
11. The First Women Religious in Japan: Mother Saint Mathilde
Raclot and the French Connection
12. Gentlemanly Capitalism and the Club: Expatriate Social Networks in Meiji Kobe
13. Imposed Efficiency of the Treaty Ports: Japanese Industrialization and Western Imperialist Institutions
14. The Revision of Japan’s Early Commercial Treaties
15. Lafcadio Hearn on Foreign Settlements
16. An Englishman’s Right to Hunt: Territorial Sovereignty and Extraterritorial Privilege in Japan
17. ‘Residential Rhymes: Sympathetically Dedicated to Foreigners in Japan’
18. Parkes (Sir Harry)
9. Treaties with Foreign Powers
20. Kokusai Kekkon and Meiji Japan
21. What the Passport Requires
22. All Things to All Men
23. Two Remarkable Australians of Old Yokohama,
24. Tourist Guide
25. Japan Reverses the Unequal Treaties: The Anglo-Japanese Commercial Treaty of 1894
26. Extraterritoriality in Japan, 1858–1899
27. The Chinese in the Japanese Treaty Ports, 1858–1899:
The Unknown Majority
28. The Stage Is the World: Theatrical and Musical Entertainment in Three Japanese Treaty Ports
29. ‘Shades of the Past’: The Introduction of Baseball into Japan
30. ‘Competitors with the English sporting men’. Civilization, Enlightenment and Horse Racing: Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1860–2010.
Plate section faces page 258
31. Dr. John Batchelor, British Scholar and Friend of the Natives of Hokkaido
32. Thomas Wright Blakiston: The Blakiston Line
33. Hakodadi
34. The Murder of Ludwig Haber
35. Hokkaido (Ezo): Some Impressions of British Visitors (1854–1873),
36. Departure from Japan
37. Mr. Enslie’s Grievances: The Consul, the Ainu and the Bones
38. History of Kobe
39. Mr. Van Valkenburgh to Mr. Seward
40. A Swede in Meiji Japan: Herman Trotzig (1832–1919)
41. Nagasaki: The Treaty Ports of China and Japan
42. British Influence in the Foreign Settlement at Nagasaki
43. City of Nagasaki: Chinese in Nagasaki, 1859–60
44. Italian Influence in the ‘Naples of Japan’, 1859–1941
45. Thomas Glover of Nagasaki
46. ‘Yokuhama’, in Ten Weeks in Japan, 1861,
47. Mr. Van Valkenburgh, Letter to Mr. Seward
48. The Vocabulary of the Japanese Ports Lingo
49. Treaty Port Attitudes.
50. Yokohama
51. The First Six Months of the Asiatic Society of Japan,
52. Yokohama before the Catastrophe
53. The Gankiro Teahouse and No. 9 in Old Yokohama
54. Life in a Buddhist Temple at Kanagawa
55. The Story of Yokohama Union Church, 1872–1923
56. Yokohama in 1872: A rambling account of the community in which the Asiatic Society of Japan was founded.
57. Revised and Enlarged Edition of Exercises in the Yokohama Dialect,
58. British Consuls and British Merchants,
59. Yokohama Ballads, c.1890, 1–8 342

James Hoare (ed.)

Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899

Key Papers, Press and Contemporary writings

This two–volume collection, supported by an in-depth introduction that addresses origins, actuality, endgame and afterlife, brings together for the first time contemporary documentation and more recent scholarship to give a broad picture of Japan’s Treaty Ports and their inhabitants at work and play in the second half of the nineteenth century. The material selected, shows how the ports’ existence and the Japanese struggle to end their special status, impacted on many aspects of modern Japan beyond their primary role as trading stations. Compared with their counterparts in China, the Japanese treaty ports cast a small shadow. They were far fewer – only four really mattered – and lasted for just under fifty years, while the Chinese ports made their centenary. Yet the Japanese ports were important. The thriving modern cities of Yokohama and Kobe had their origins as treaty ports. Nagasaki, a major centre of foreign trade since at least the sixteenth century, may not have owed so much to its treaty-port status, but it was a factor in its modern development.

James Hoare

Dr. J.E. Hoare is a Honorary Research Associate, SOAS University of London, and an Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House, London (RIIA).