American Diplomacy in the Orient

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I
PAGE
The commercial spirit of the United States1
Obstructed by policy of exclusion in Asiatic countries2
Freedom of early Japanese and Chinese commerce3
Early Portuguese intercourse4
The Dutch intercourse4
The British intercourse5
Closing of Chinese ports as a result of this intercourse6
Early European intercourse with Japan7
Introduction of Christianity into Japan9
Embassy of Japanese Christians to Rome9
Persecution of Christians and expulsion of foreigners10
Commerce with Dutch only at Nagasaki11
Dutch relations with Japanese authorities14
European embassies to Peking16
First European treaty with China (Russia), 168917
Russian embassies to Peking19
Lord Macartney's (British) embassy to Peking22
Failure of Lord Amherst's (British) embassy25
CHAPTER II
Difficulties encountered by American commerce26
Arrival of first American vessel in Chinese waters27
Testimony to American enterprise29
Course of China trade and armament of vessels30

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • I- Early European Relations 1
  • II- America's First Intercourse 26
  • III- The First Chinese Treaties 56
  • IV- Independent Hawaii 98
  • VI- The Transformation of Japan 170
  • VII- The Crumbling Wall of China 203
  • VIII- Chinese Immigration and Exclusion 256
  • IX- Korea and Its Neighbors 307
  • X- The Enfranchisement of Japan 344
  • XI- The Annexation of Hawaii 365
  • XII- The Samoan Complication 386
  • XIII- The Spanish War: Its Results 399
  • Appendix 439
  • Index 477
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