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Japan and China
Mutual Representations in the Modern Era

ISBN 9781138863194
Published February 27, 2015 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

This volume ties together the histories of Japan and China for the modern period prior to the 20th century. The chapters look at Chinese and Japanese works which were written in response to events in the other country. None of these works has received any sustained attention in the west. As a result we get a view of how Chinese and Japanese saw each other at a time when there were few personal contacts allowed. Many of these texts were built on fanciful embellishments of stories that migrated from one land to the other. But the unique qualities of the Sino-Japanese cultural bond seem to have conditioned the interaction so that these texts all reveal a fascinatingly well-defined area.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Masuda Wataru and the Study of Modern China VB The Wanguo gongfa and Medical Texts 2 Scientific Texts 3 The Zhihuan qimeng and Related Texts 4 Geography Texts 5 The Haiguo tuzhi and Shengwu ji by Wei Yuan 6 Yoshida Shöin and Wei Yuan 7 The Opium War and the 'Daoguang yangsao zhengfu ji' 8 The Ahen füsetsugaki 9 The Inftuence of the Opium War on Japan 10 The Y({ei fanjing Zu and the Ahen shimatsu 11 On Saitö Chikudö's Ban shi and Other Writings 12 Satö Nobuhiro's Kairiku senbö roku and Son-Ka zateki ron 13 Strange Tales of the Opium War 14 The Kaigai shinwa by Mineta Fükö and Other Works 15 On the Shin Ei sen ki, the Japanese Edition of the Shengwu ji, and Nagai Kafii's Shitaya söwa 16 The Unnan shinwa and Novelizations of the Taiping Rebellion 17 The Small Sword Society and the Novel Man-Shin kiji 18 The Man-Shin kiji and the Etsuhi tairyaku 19 The Gaihö taihei ki and the Shinsetsu Min Shin kassen ki 20 Öshio Heihachirö and Legends from the Taiping Rebellion 21 Various and Sundry Images of Hong Xiuquan 22 The Dunbi suiwen lu and Various Other Writings about the Taiping Rebellion 23 The Kan 'ei shäsetsu and the Riben qishi ji 24 Details Concerning the Riben qishi ji 25 Satsuma, Japanese Pirates, and Ming China 26 Satsuma, Ming China, and the Invasion of Korea 27 Zheng Chenggong and Guoxingye (Kokusen'ya, Koxinga) 28 The Min Shin tä ki

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