The development of Japan

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byKenneth Scott Latourette

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII The Period Of Internal Transformation (1853-1894) 2. The Reorganization Of The Government From The Restoration Of The Emperor To The War With CHINA (1868-1894) The end of the shogunate marks the beginning of a new age. Henceforth the official policy of the nation was reform on Western lines. The leaders who engineered the emperor's restoration had come to recognize that the foreigner must be accepted. At their advice the monarch announced his intention to abide by the treaties made by the shogun and to supervise directly the relations with the powers. Only eight months before the resignation of the last shogun had come the death of the emperor Komei. Although only a young man, he had been loyal to the old order, and in so far as his own personal opinions went was rabidly anti-foreign. His successor, Meiji,1 was a lad of only fourteen when he ascended the throne, and was naturally under the influence of his advisers. As he came to manhood's estate he heartily accepted the ideals of the new age. Although the progress of his reign was due primarily to his councillors, he did not hinder them by reactionary tendencies. He was hardworking, tactful, and sanely progressive. He had the good judgment so to accept advice and so to act in conjunction with his ministers that it is hard at times to determine just how much positive influence he had on the policies of his reign. Had he been more self-assertive and less tactful and well poised, he might have been a serious hindrance instead of a help, and his reign would have had a different history. By injudicious acts he might have come to grief as had Go-Daigo in an earlier attempt at the restoration of imperial power. 1 Meiji is his regnal name. His personal name, by which he is frequently referred to i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII The Period Of Internal Transformation (1853-1894) 2. The Reorganization Of The Government From The Restoration ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115861

ISBN - 13:9780217115865

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