British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018
Title
British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018
Subtitle
150 Years of Association, Engagement and Celebration
Price
€ 95,00
ISBN
9781898823865
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
400
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15 x 23.6 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Table of Contents
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Usages and Abbreviations
Foreword by David Warren
Preface by Koji Tsuruoka
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
List of Plates
PART ONE First Encounters: From 1868 to 1902 (Peter Kornicki)
PART TWO A Royal Alliance: Court Diplomacy 1902–1941 (Antony Best)
PART THREE Renewing and Developing Royal Relations in a Changed World: 1945–2018 (Hugh Cortazzi)
Appendix 1 – Chronology of Royal and Imperial Visits 1868–2018
Bibliography
Index

British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

150 Years of Association, Engagement and Celebration

This new scholarly study examines the history of the relations between the British and Japanese monarchies over the past 150 years. Complemented by a significant plate section which includes a number of rarely seen images, as well as a chronology of royal/imperial visits and extensive bibliography, British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018, will become a benchmark reference on the subject. The volume is divided into three sections. Part I, by Peter Kornicki, examines the ‘royals and imperials’ history during the Meiji era; Part II, by Antony Best, examines the first half of the twentieth century; Part III, by Sir Hugh Cortazzi, focuses on the post-war history up to the present day. Published in association with the Japan Society, its appearance marks the abdication of Emperor Akihito and the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito in May 2019. It is also a memorial volume to the late Sir Hugh Cortazzi who died in August 2018, shortly after completing his own contribution to the volume.
Authors

Peter Kornicki

Peter Kornicki is Emeritus Professor of Japanese, Robinson College, University of Cambridge. He earlier taught at the University of Tasmania and Kyoto University. His monographs include The Book in Japan (1998) and Languages, Scripts and Chinese Texts in East Asia (2018). He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Anthony Best

Antony Best is an Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. His most recent single-authored book is British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia, 1914-1941 (Basingstoke: Palgrave 2002), and he is one of the co-authors of International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, 3rd edition (London: Routledge, 2015).

Hugh Cortazzi

Sir Hugh Cortazzi, GCMG, was British Ambassador to Japan 1980-1984 and Chairman of The Japan Society, London, 1985-1995. He has written extensively on Japan. His many books include Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan (1983), The Japanese Achievement (1990) and his memoir Japan and Back and Places Elsewhere (1998). He compiled and edited seven volumes of Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, most recently volume X (2016).