This engaging book challenges the traditional notion that Japan was an isolated nation cut off from the outside world in the modern era. Taking as his focus the port of Nagasaki and its thriving trade with China in the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, Jansen not only corrects this misperception but offers an important analysis of the impact of the China trade on Japan's cultural, economic, and political life.

China in the Tokugawa World 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674117532