Empires on the Waterfront: Japan's Ports and Power, 1858-1899

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Catherine L. Phipps examines a largely unacknowledged system of "special trading ports" that operated under full Japanese jurisdiction in the shadow of the better-known treaty ports. Phipps demonstrates why the special trading ports were key to Japan's achieving autonomy and regional power during the pivotal second half of the nineteenth century.

Empires on the Waterfront: Japan's Ports and Power, 1858-1899 2015, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674417168

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