The subject of the westernization and modernization of the Far East is a field so vast that even a survey would have been impossible were it not for the special studies by many scholars covering particular subjects or periods. I have drawn freely on the research and writing of hundreds of authors whose works are cited in footnotes or listed in the bibliographical suggestions listed for each chapter. If in any case I have misstated a fact or interpretation, I should appreciate having it called to my attention by the author or by others. The works cited and listed, though extensive, are not exhaustive. They are designed to give the beginner some indication of the variety of the materials and some direction to the better secondary sources, primarily in the English language. The footnote citations serve not only to indicate some of the more important sources from which material has been drawn, but also to lend weight to points of interpretation.
For the beginning American student who seeks to go beyond general reading in secondary sources listed, the following suggestions are made:
S. F. Bemis and G. G. Griffin, Guide to the Diplomatic History of the United States, 1775-1921 (Washington, 1935), a very complete guide. E. H. Blair and J. A. Robertson, The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (55 vols., Cleveland, 1903-1909), Vol. LIII, 1908. Hugh Borton, S. Elisseff, and E. O. Reischauer, A Selected List of Books and Articles on Japan in English, French, and German (Washington, 1940). The Library of Congress, Division of Bibliography, The Japanese Empire: Industries and Transportation (Washington, 1943). Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica (5 vols., 2nd ed., Paris, 1904-24). Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Indosinica (4 vols., Paris, 1912-13). Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Japonica (Paris, 1913). Institute of Pacific Relations, Korea for the Koreans. . . . (New York, 1943), contains twelve pages of annotated bibliography. R. J. Kerner, Northeastern Asia: A Selected Bibliography (2 vols., Berkeley, 1939), contains titles in Chinese and Japanese as well as Western languages. Oskar Nachod , Bibliography of the Japanese Empire, 1906-1926 (2 vols., London, 1928). Fr. von Wenckstern, A Bibliography of the Japanese Empire (Vol. I, Leiden, 1895; Vol. II, Tokyo, 1907).
Collections of Treaties, etc.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1919-1929 (Washington, 1929). China, the . . .