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

By: LaFeber, Walter (Cornell University)

0393318370 / 9780393318371
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 20/09/2020
United States
140 x 208 mm, 598 grams 544 pages, Photographs, illustrations and maps
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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


1FPJ Japan, 1KBB USA, HBJF Asian history, HBJK History of the Americas, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, JPS International relations

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