State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japan: Asia in the Development of the Tokugawa Bakufu

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Abstract

Ronald P. Toby argues that this isolationism was by no means so complete as traditionally supposed. He demonstrates that the Tokugawa shoguns conducted a foreign policy that established the shogunate's legitimacy, preserved Japan's security in an unstable environment, and buttressed her ideological pretensions to centrality in an East Asian order independent of the Chinese world order" more familiar to historians.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number of pages346
ISBN (Electronic)9781400857227
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 1984

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