Not another 'misunderstandings and misconceptions' volume, but a wide-ranging review of intellectual traditions, mutual and alternative images, and case studies of people and events that mirror the focus of this book.
'The present volume takes a broadly interdisciplinary approach. Many of the papers are interesting and provocative, some indeed are excellent, and all contribute to a highly desirable broadening of the study of the history of Japanese foreign relations.' - Japanese Studies
'This volume is timely and should be of considerable interest to academics with a concern for the historical and contemporary development of Japan's international relations.' - Asian Studies Review