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Sources on the History of East Asia
First posted on November 24th 2006, last revised on November 30th 2011






KMLA Papers . References : Online Secondary Sources . Online Primary Sources . Bibliographic and Print Sources

Japanese acquisitions : Ryukyu Islands
Temporary Japanese possessions : Karafuto 1905-1945, Korea (1905) 1910-1945, Marshall Islands 1919-1945, Micronesia 1919-1945, Northern Mariana Islands 1919-1945, Palau 1919-1945, Taiwan 1895-1945



Students' Papers : Shim, Soho, The Influence of China on the Development of Early Global Trade, and the Role of Silver (2013)
Students' Paper : Park, Joo Won, Management of Nuclear Power in History (2012)
Students' Papers : Shim, Soho, The Influence of China on the Development of Early Global Trade, and the Role of Silver (2012)
Students' Paper : Jung, Changwoo, A Comparison of the Mining and Metallurgic Industry in Germany, Japan, Russia, the U.S, and Chile 1850-1950 (2011)
Students' Paper : Son, Bo Kyung, The History of Persecution of the Buddhist Faith (2011)
Students' Paper : You, In Sun, Analysis of Decline of East-Asian Medicine - Where should Traditional Medicine in Korea (ROK) Head ? (2011)
Students' Papers : Nam, Sangjoon, Japanese Economic History Prior to Meiji Restoration (2010)
Students' Papers : Choi, Jeong Hoon, Impact of Climate Change in East Asian History (2009)
Students' Papers : Cho, Yeon Ju, History of Textiles in East Asia (2009)
Students' Papers : Nam, Sangjoon, History of Transportation in China and Japan (2009)
Students' Paper : Ryu, Hye Jin, Nationalism and High School History Instruction : A Comparison of History Books from China, Korea and Japan (2009)
Students' Paper : Hwang, Soyeon, New Urban Centers : Yokohama and Osaka (2009)
Students' Paper : Ryu, Hye Jin, The Worldview of Japan Prior to the Perry Expedition (1853) (2008)







Narrative . References : ONLINE SECONDARY SOURCES . Online Primary Sources . Bibliographic and Print Sources

Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
History of Religion . Regional History . Local History . Institutions . Culture . Biography . Environmental History . Others
Country Profiles Current from BBC News, from World Desk Reference, from Nations Encyclopedia, from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook, click Japan; from Wikipedia
Library of Congress, Country Studies : Japan
Historical T. Watts, Japan and the Japanese, 1852, GB
L. Hearn, Japan : an attempt at interpretation 1924, GB
H.J.J.M. van Straelen, Modern Japan, n.d., GB
R.K. Beardsley, Field Guide to Japan, 1959, GB
Links General from dmoz; from Japanese Studies Internet Resources at Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA; Links on Japan (chapter on J. History) from Univ. Oregon, Asian Studies; List of Japan-related topics, from Wikipedia
JGuide, Virtual Library for Japan, maintained at Stanford
Asia Portal : Japan
on History from JGuide
from Virtual Library Labour History; from Virtual Library Economic and Business History; from Japanese Studies Internet Resources; from Univ. Oregon, Asian Studies
Category History of Japan, from Wikipedia
Search Japan Links for History
Organizations Asiatic Society of Japan
Japan Oral History Association
Business History Society of Japan
Japan Art History Society
Japan Legal History Association
The First Meeting of The Japan-China Joint History Research Committee (2006), from MOFA Japan; Shoji Jun'ichiro, Briefing Memo. Outlook for the Japan-China Joint History Research Committee, 2008
Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform (nationalist), introduction from Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project at Harvard Univ.
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact; nationalist
Historical Dictionaries Encyclopedia of Nikkei Migration, from Discover Nikkei
Pacific War Online Encyclopedia
Timelines from www.timelines.ws : to 1940 , 1941-1979, 1980-2000, 2001-; from BBC News
Chronologie Japon, from Clio, in French
Japan, from World Timelines
Accounts of History Japanese Perspective from Japan Guide
H. Saito, A History of Japan, n.d., GB
other Perspective, Modern Article History of Japan, from Wikipedia;
other Perspective, Historical E. Kaempfer, Histoire naturelle, civile, et ecclesiastique de l'empire du Japon vol.1 1729, vol.2 1729, in French, GB
P.F.X. de Charlevoix, Histoire et description generale du Japon, vol.1 1736, vol.2 1736, in French, GB
J.E.R. Kaeuffer, Geschichte von Ost-Asien, 1860, in German, GB
Specific Periods Japan in World War II, from World War II Multimedia Database
Articles : Japanese Paleolithic 35000-14000 BC, Jomon Period 14000-300 BC, Yayoi Period 300 BC-250 AD, Kofun Period 250-538, Asuka Period 538-710, Nara Period 710-794, Heian Period 794-1185, Kamakura Period 1185-1333, Kenmu Restoration 1333-1336, Muromachi Period 1336-1573, Nanboku-Cho Period 1336-1392, Sengoku Period 1467-1573, Azuchi-Monoyama Period 1568-1603, Edo Period 1603-1868, Meiji Period 1868-1912, Taisho Period 1912-1926, Showa Period 1926-1989, Occupation of Japan 1945-1952, Post-Occupation Japan, Heisei Period 1989-, from Wikipedia
Historiography Japanese Perspective Takashi Yoshida, Scholarly Review, Historiography of the Asia-Pacific War in Japan (2008), from Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
on Japanese Perspective Article : Japanese History Textbook Controversies, from Wikipedia
Margaret Mehl, The Right History ? Historical Scholarship and History Education in Japan , NIAS newsletter 2002
Jordan Sand, Historians and Public Memory in Japan: The "Comfort Women" Controversy 1999 article accessible through Questia
Andre Schmid, Colonialism and the "Korea Problem" in the Historiography of Modern Japan : a Review Article 2000 article accessible through jstor
David McNeill, Japan's History Wars and Popular Consciousness, Japan Focus
attempts of a multi-national East Asian Perspective Memory & Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific
Japan-China Joint History Research Report, Modern and Contemporary History, vol.1, provisional translation, 2011, posted by MOFA Japan
other Perspective The American Historical Review : A Survey of Japanese Historiography April 1938, accessible through jstor
Dmitro Borisovich Pavlov, Russian Historiography of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 : Main Periods, Ideas and Trends, 2004
Article : Historiography of the Nanking Massacre, from Wikipedia
Politics Links Political Resources on the Net : Japan; Governments on the WWW : Japan
Category : Politics of Japan, from Wikipedia
General For the Record 2000 : Japan; Article Politics of Japan, from Wikipedia
Foreign Relations Article Foreign Relations of Japan, from Wikipedia
Liang Chin-chao, Inside Story of a Japanese Peace Overture to China during the Second World War. A Personal Memoir, Chung Chi Journal 1974
F.C. Jones, Extraterritoriality in Japan 1853-1899 (1931), IA
Military Wars of Japan, from ACED
Category Wars of Japan, from Wikipedia
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Japan, from ODM
Russo-Japanese War Research Society
Samurai Archives
S. Tyler, The Japan-Russia War, 1905, GB
Economy & Finances General Article Economy of Japan, from Wikipedia
National Labour Law Profile : Japan, from ILO
Japan, from Technological Independence - The Asian Experience, by S. Chamarik and S. Goonatilake
Global Integrity : Japan 2004, Japan 2007
Enterprise Japan, from Economy Point
Search Company History, Funding Universe : Company Histories for Japan
Tsikougo No Kami Sama Arra?(1708), Fookoua Siriak ou trait?sur l'origine des richesses au Japon , trsl. into French by J. von Klaproth, 1828, GB
Economic History The Economic History and the Economy of Japan, by Thayer Watkins
Fukao, Ma & Yuan, Real GDP in Pre-War East Asia : A 1934-1936 Benchmark Purchasing Power Parity Comparison with the U.S., IEHC 2006
Mary Louise Nagata, Family Firms in Nineteenth Century Kyoto, IEHC 2006
Silvio Miyazaki, The Historical Evolution of the Japanese Investment Flows to East Asia pre World War II, IEHC 2006
Osamu Saito, By-Employment in Changing Occupational Structures : Japan 1840-1920, IEHC 2006
Katsura, Yoshio. The Role of One Sogoshosha in Japanese Industrialization: Suzuki & Co., 1877-1927. Proceedings of the Business History Conference (1974), 2d ser., 3 (Indiana University, 1975): 32-61.
Kawabe, Nobuo. The Development of Distribution Systems in Japan before World War II. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 18 (1989): 33-44.
Miyajima, Hideaki. Japanese Industrial Policy during the Interwar Period: Strategies for International and Domestic Development. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 21 (1992): 270-79.
Roh, Sung-Joon. Evolution of "Partnership Rationality" in Japan : The Logic of Collaboration between Rival Firms. Business and Economic History 22, no. 1 (Fall 1993): 138-50.
Tsutsui, William M. Rethinking the Paternalist Paradigm in Japanese Industrial Management. Business and Economic History 26, no. 2 (Winter 1997): 561-72.
Watanabe, Kishichi. The Business Ideology of Benjamin Franklin and Japanese Values of the 18th Century. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 17 (1988): 79-90.
Yuko Harayama, Japanese Technology Policy : History and a New Perspective, 2001
Yasuoka, Shigeaki. The Social Background of Zaibatsu in Japan. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 6 (1977): 84-90.
Yui, Tsunehiko. Development, Organization, and International Competitiveness of Industrial Enterprises in Japan, 1880-1915. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 17 (1988): 31-48.
Meiji Portraits : Enterprises
Institutions Article Tokyo Stock Exchange, from Wikipedia
Currency, Finances A Global History of Currencies : Japan
Article Japanese Yen, from Wikipedia
Search Asian Development Bank (ADB) Publications for Japan
Mason, Mark. Foreign Direct Investment and Japanese Economic Development, 1899-1931. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 16 (1987): 93-107.
Yamamura, Kozo. Financing of Meiji Industrial Firms, 1868-1912: A Preliminary Report. Papers of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference (Indiana University, 1968), 35-41.
Trade W.F. Mayers, The treaty ports of China and Japan, 1867, GB
Forsberg, Aaron. The Politics of GATT Expansion: Japanese Accession and the Domestic Political Context in Japan and the United States, 1948-1955. Business and Economic History 27, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 185-95.
Jones, Geoffrey. Diversification Strategies and Corporate Governance in Trading Companies: Anglo-Japanese Comparisons since the Late Nineteenth Century. Business and Economic History 25, no. 2 (Winter 1996): 103-18.
Entry : Japan Earth, in : N. Cox, K. Dannehl, Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820 2007, posted by British History Online
Copper from Japan, Japan Ware listed among goods imported, p.102 in J. Browne, J. Swift, A collection of tracts, concerning the present state of Ireland, 1729, GB
G.F. Meylan, Geschichte des Handels der Europäer in Japan, 1861, in German, GB
Mining Industry, Petrol Donald Smith, Selected English-Language Works on Japanese Coal Mining
Company History, Mitsui Mining Company
Steel, Metal Industry The History and Use of Tin in the Far East, from Japan Visitor
Car Industry Smitka, Michael J., The Invisible Handshake: The Development of the Japanese Automotive Parts Industry. Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 19 (1990): 163-71.
Chemical Industry History of Bayer in Japan
Textile Industry Textile Workers in Japan, 1650-2000 (draft paper), by Janet Hunter & Helen MacNaughtan
Tomoko Hashino, Okamisan's Role in Family Business : the Importance of Owner's Wife on Management Strategy in Modern Weaving Industry, IEHC 2006
Agriculture Osamu Saito, Forest History and the Great Divergence : China, Japan and the West
Social History P.F. von Siebold, Manners and customs of the Japanese in the nineteenth century 1855, GB
Alcohol and Drugs History Society : Japan
Japan - History of the Third Sector, Japan : History of Philanthropy, from Philanthropy and the Third Sector in Asia and the Pacific
Crime and Society : A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World : Japan
L. van der Vleuten, The girls' march to school: a comparative historical analysis of gender equalization in education in Argentina and Japan, ca. 1880-1970, thesis Utrecht 2009
Ethnography Languages of Japan, from Ethnologue
Country Report : Japan, from U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (Reports 1997-2004)
Migration Information Source : Japan
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Japan
Article : Evacuation of Karafuto and the Kuriles, from Wikipedia
Japan, pp.583-595 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
Japan, pp.3121-3224 in vol.5A of J.A. Hammerton, Peoples of All Nations, c.1920, illustrated, IA
D.W. Smith, European Settlements in the Far East : China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands, India, Borneo, the Philippines, etc 1900, IA; Japan pp.7-41
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Japan, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Japan, from Wikipedia
Japan, from International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Cemetery Project
East Asian Religions, from Overview of World Religions
Ordo Fratrum Minorum, scroll down for Iaponia
History of Japanese Buddhism, from View on Buddhism
R.S.P. Allier, Le protestantisme au Japon (1859-1907), 1908, in French, IA
C.M. Caddell, A history of the missions in Japan and Paraguay, 1856, GB
History of Regions General Prefectures of Japan, Counties of Japan, from www.statoids.com
Acquired Territories Hokkaido Article : Hokkaido : History, from Wikipedia
Ryukyu Islands Article : History of Ryukyu Islands, from Wikipedia
Temporarily Acquired Territories Kuril Islands Article : Kuril Islands : Human settlement history, from Wikipedia
Karafuto Article : Karafuto Prefecture, from Wikipedia
Predecessor States Article : Ryukyu Kingdom, from Wikipedia
Local History History of Tokyo, from Wikipedia
History of Yokohama, from Wikipedia
History of Kyoto, from Wikipedia
History of Osaka, from Wikipedia
History of Hiroshima, from Wikipedia
History of Nagasaki, from Wikipedia
Structures, Institutions Article Japanese National Railways, from Wikipedia; Brief History of Japanese Railways, from Japan Rail
Television in Japan, from Kato Hidetoshi's Database
History of NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
History of Waseda University
Japan, from Airline History
Structurae : Japan; Search Lighthouse Depot for Japan
History of Japanese Roads, from Road Bureau Website
Culture & Science Cultural Profile Japan, from Cultural Profiles
Japanese Archive, from Reconstructing History (essays on clothing, textile history)
Article Japan at the Olympics, Category Sport in Japan, from Wikipedia
Biographies List of Japanese People, from Wikipedia
Life in Banjarmasin, in : Mogotaro. An Eighteenth Century Japanese Sailor's Record of Insular Southeast Asia, by Nomura Toru, Sari 27 (2009) pp.45-66
Meiji Portraits
Environmental History Disaster History by Country : Japan, from Relief Web; Category Disasters in Japan, from Wikipedia
G. Marten, Japan - How Japan Saved its Forests: The Birth of Silviculture and Community Forest Management 2005
Junichi Iwamoto, The Development of Japanese Forestry, 2002
O. Saito, Forest History and the Great Divergence: China, Japan and the West, 2008
Yuji Imaizumi, History of Japan's Forest Policy and the Present Forest Planning System 2001
H. Fukushima, Air Pollution Monitoring in East Asia, 2005; heavy focus on Japan
Others Japan, from UK Food Online, a culinary history of Japan
Thomas A. Stanley, A Japanese Anarchist's Rejection of Marxism-Leninism : Osugi Sakae and the Russian Revolution, Selected Papers in Asian Studies 1978
Katsunori Kadokura, The History of Japanese Mechanical Calculating Machines
Japan, fromThe Cambridge World History of Food
History of Japanese Space Research, ISAS
US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District, The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1996), posted online by Gutenberg Library Online

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED PRIMARY SOURCES
Historical Data . Statistical Data . Documents Newspapers . Yearbooks . Image Databanks . Archival Deposits . Laws . Historiography
Document Collections . Historical Maps . Historical Encyclopedia Articles . Travelogues . Institutions . National Symbols
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from World Rulers (E. Schulz)
Lists of Ambassadors Article : Ambassade de France au Japon, from Wikipedia French edition; Sveriges beskickningschef i Tokyo, from Wikipedia Swedish edition; U.S. Ambassadors to Japan, from NNDB; List of Canadian Ambassadors to Japan, from Wikipedia; Chinese Ambassadors to Japan, from PRC MOFA; Liste der Botschafter des eutschen Reiches in Japan, Liste der Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Japan, from Wikipedia German edition; Embajadores de Mexico en Japon, from Acervo Historico Diplomatico
Lists of Consuls U.S. consular officials in Japan, from Political Graveyard
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Statistics Bureau of Japan
Population Figures Japan, from Population Statistics
Population of Cities : Japan, from City Population
Historical Abortion Statistics, Japan, from Johnston's Archive
Exchange Rates Historical Exchange Rates, from Oanda, since 1990
Federal Reserve (U.S.) : Foreign Exchange Rates, Historic
The Marteau Early 18th-Century Currency Converter
Election Results from Psephos, since 2000; from IFES Election Guide, since 1998; from Elections and Electoral Systems
from Electoral Geography 2.0
Documents Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques ICON, International Coalition on Newspapers, Newspaper Digitization Projects, scroll down for Japan
Specific Newspapers Asian Journals : The Anglo-Japanese Gazette 1902-1909, reels distributed by Adam Matthew Publications
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Online Yearbooks Almanach de Gotha, Japon 1872 pp.633-636, 1874 pp.687-694, 1878 pp.795-802, 1886 pp.853-861, 1889 pp.844-852, 1891 pp.923-932, 1897 pp.1069-1079, 1907 pp.943-955, 1910 pp.970-979, 1915 pp.972-985, 1922 pp.925-938, IA
Staatskalender
Newsreels
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Database of Early Photographs, Database of Foreign Images of Japan
Nagasaki University Library, Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period
Systematic Collections
Specialist
J.W. Bennett, Doing Photography and Professional Research in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948-1951
Brown University Library, Dana and Vera Reynolds Collection, materials relating to the Great Kanto Earthquake 1923
Kjeld Duits Collection, Old Photos of Japan 1860s-1930s
Duke University Library, Sidney D. Gamble Photographs
Naval Historical Heritage Command, Online Library of Selected Images, People - Japan; Japanese Navy Ships
Accidental Collections New York State Archives : Gallery : Japan
Oriental Collections
Items on Japan
Japan, from Images of Asia
Asian Historical Architecture, a Photographic Survey
Lafayette College, East Asia Image Collections -1952
Universal Collections
Items on Japan
License Plates, from License Plates of the World, from Francoplaque
passport, from World Passports
Historic Picture Postcards, from Postcardman, commercial site
Airline Timetable Images : Japan
Archival Deposits British Foreign Office Files on Japan and the Far East (1905-1940), reels distributed by Adam Matthew Publications
Japan and America 1930-1955; Japan through Western Eyes, reels distributed by Adam Matthew Publications
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Mofa, NL ; enter "Japan" in field : "Lijst samenstellen op land of regio", 16 entries; sources posted in Dutch language
Nationaalarchief (NL) : Inventaris van het archief van het Nederlands Gezantschap in Japan, 1879-1890; Inventaris van het archief van het Gezantschap in Japan (Tokio), 1923-1941; Inventaris van het archief van de Nederlandse diplomatieke vertegenwoordiging te Japan (Tokio), 1946-1954; Inventaris van de archieven van de Nederlandse Factorij in Japan te Hirado [1609-1641] en te Deshima, [1641-1860], 1609-1860; Inventaris van het archief van de Nederlandse Ambassade (1955-1974) en het consulaat-Generaal in Japan (Tokio), 1941-1974; Inventaris van de archieven van het Consulaat-Generaal in Osaka-Hiogo / Kobe, later Consulaat-Generaal te Kobe (Japan), 1868-1941 (1953); Consulaat te Harbin (Japan), 1923-1933; Inventaris van de archieven van het Consulaat-Generaal te Kobe (Japan), (1922) 1945-1954; Vice-Consulaat te Dairen (Japan), 1925-1939
Preliminary Inventory of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Records, at Hoover Institution
Hoover Institution, scroll down for Japan
Constitutions Verfassungen des Kaiserreichs Japan (Constitutions of the Japanese Empire), from verfassungen.de, in German
Laws National Diet Library, Index Datebase to Laws and Regulations in early Meiji Japan 1867-1886
National Diet Library, Index Database to Japanese Laws, Regulations and Bills, since 1886
Treaty Collections Pertaining to Japan Japan, pp.351-469 in vol.9 of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949, 1972, GB
Treaties and Conventions Between the Empire of Japan and Other Powers (1899), IA
North China Herald, Treaties, &c., Great Britain, France, America, Russia, the Netherlands & Portugal: with China & Japan, 1861, GB
Consular Reports Correspondence respecting Affairs in Japan pp.1-108 in Accounts and papers of the House of Commons 1863, GB
Japan. Hakodadi, pp.139-171 in vol.2 of Reports from Her Majesty's consuls on the manufactures, commerce, &c. of their consular districts, 1864, GB
Commercial Reports by Her Majesty's Consuls in Japan, 1865, GB
Foreign Relations of the United States 1851-1958/1960
Historiography Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact, Publications; SDH, revisionist
Document Collections Links, from UWashington Library
Documents : Japan, from CEAS, from UCLA Center for East Asian Studies
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from Atomic Archive
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Asia for Educators, Primary Sources with DBQs, Japan
Wilson Center Digital Archive : Japan and the Korean Peninsula
Individual Documents Foreign Office (British) : Peace Handbooks (1919-1920), IA; v. 12. China, Japan, Siam, no. 67-74
Official Report of the Organizing Committee of the Summer Olympics Tokyo 1940, posted by LA 84 Foundation; Official Reports of Summer Olympics, posted by LA 84 Foundation, click for Tokyo 1964 Pt.1, 2
Handelsberichte der kaufmännischen Begleiter der Ostindischen Expedition (Mercantile Reports by Traders Accompanying the Prussian East Asian Expedition), Berlin : Königliche Geheime Ober-Druckerei 1861, in German, posted by DTBSWS : Fr. Wolff : Japan, pp.75-80
Correspondence regarding the negotiations between Japan and Russia (1903-1904) Presented to the Imperial diet, March, 1904, posted on Internet Archive
Z. Nuttall (ed.), The earliest historical relations between Mexico and Japan : from original documents preserved in Spain and Japan (1906), posted on Internet Archive
Historical Maps Responsible Authority Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
information K. Unno, Cartography in Japan, pp.346-477 in J.B. Harley and D. Woodward (ed.), Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies, vol.2 : Cartography in Korea, Japan and Vietnam, Chicago UP 1994
collections Japan Maps, from PCL, UTexas
Atlas of Japan, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Collection, Japanese Historical Maps
Edmaps, Map Collection : Japan
chgis, Japan GIS resources
The Map Database : Maps of Japan
Historical Facts about Korea's Dokdo Island : Japanese Ancient Maps Excluded Dokdo - Takeshima Part 1, Part 2; posts numerous pre-modern maps of Japan made in Japan
Japan, Modern
Japan, Historical Zonu, Japan 1855
Japan 1904, 1906, 1922, 1932, Minerals 1906, Products and Industries 1906, Industrial 1922, Railways 1922, Physical 1966, from Probert Encyclopedia
Japan and Korea 1905, Japanese Empire Bathy Orographical, 1922, 1936, from Probert Encyclopedia
Japanese Homeland 1946, from Probert Encyclopedia
Detail, Modern
Detail, Historical The Map Database : Titsingh, Deshima
Edo (Tokyo) 1844-1848, PCL, UTexas
U.S. Army Map Service, Japan 1:250,000 1954-, Japan City Plans 1:12,500 1945-1946, PCL, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General
Religious The state of Christianity in Japan, pp.228-233 in vol.4 of J.L. Mosheim, An ecclesiastical history: antient and modern, from the birth of Christ, to the beginning of the present century, trasl. from Latin into English by A. MacLaine, 1768, GB
Economic Le Japon, pp.137-138, in vol.2 of S. Ricard, Traite general du commerce, 1781, in French, GB
Japan, pp.8-9 in vol.3 of J. Montefiore, A commercial dictionary, 1804, GB
Gülich, Gustav von, Geschichtliche Darstellung des Handels, der Gewerbe und des Ackerbaus der bedeutenden handeltreibenden Staaten unserer Zeit (Historical Description of Trade, Industry and Agriculture of the Important Trading States of Our Time), Jena : Frommann 6 vol.s 1830-1845, chapter : Ostindien, China und Japan, vol.2 1830 pp.3-29, Japan vol.4 1844 pp.252-254, posted by DTBSWS
J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Japan, posted by DTBSWS
Ch. Pope, The yearly journal of trade, 1837-8 : comprising laws of customs and excise, treaties and conventions with foreign powers, tariffs of United Kingdom, Russia, Monte Video ... parliamentary speeches and papers, proclamations, orders in Council and of government boards, reports of law cases, translations of foreign documents (1838), posted on Internet Archive, on the Japanese Islands p.292
Ottomar Haupt, Währungs-Politik und Münz-Statistik, Berlin : Walther & Apolant 1884, in German, posted by DTBSWS, chapter Japan
E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Japan
Article : Japanische Eisenbahnen, from Röll, Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens (Encyclopedia of Railroads) 2nd ed. 1912-1923, in German
W.H. Weed, The Copper Mines of the World 1907, Japan pp.148-153
Political L'Empereur du Japon, pp.161-174 in : Ferdinand Ludwig Bresler, Les souverains du monde, 1722, in French, GB
The Japan Islands, pp.4-25 in vol.8 of T.G. Smollett, The present state of all nations, 1769, GB
Geographical Estat du Japon, pp.695-714 in P. d'Avity, Le Monde, ou la Description generale de ses quatre parties, 1643, in French, GB
Isles du Japon, pp.89-107 in vol.4 of J.J. Vaissete, Geographie historique, ecclesiastique et civile, 1755, in French, GB
The Japan Islands, pp.194-197 in vol.2 of T.E. Jones, A new and universal geographical grammar, 1772, GB
Japan, pp.116-133 in J. Pinkerton et al., Modern Geography 1804, GB
Japanese Islands, pp.506-548 in vol.2 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1824, GB
The Empire of Japan, pp.386-387 in A. Harris, A geographical hand book, 1862, GB
Ethnological Empire Japonais, pp.370-373 in X. Heuschling, Manual de statistique ethnographique universelle, 1847, in French, GB
The Japanese pp.165-172 in A.H. Keane, The World's Peoples: A Popular Account of Their Bodily & Mental Characters , 1908, GB
Historical The Present State of Japan, pp.41-47 in vol.1 of T. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations 1744, GB
The Empire of Japan, pp.x-168 in vol.9 of The modern part of an universal history, 1759, GB
Japon, pp.612-639 in vol.5 of L.P. Anquetil, Precis de l'Histoire Universelle ou Tableau historique presentant les vicissitudes des Nations ... , 1799, in French, GB
The History of Japan and Jedso, pp.8-30 in vol.12 of W.F. Mavor, Universal history, ancient and modern, 1804, GB
Japan, pp.99-103, Jedso p.103 in J. Robinson, Modern history, for the use of schools, 1807, GB
Japan, or Siphon, pp.338-364 in D. Fraser, A compendium of the history of all nations , 1809, GB
Japan, p.411 in vol.2 of J.A. Remer, Handbuch der neuern Geschichte von der Kirchenverbesserung bis auf den Aachener Kongress im Jahre 1818, 1824, in German, GB
Japan pp.379-382, in vol.2 of S. Maunder, The history of the world: comprising a general history, 1856, GB
Japan pp.281-291 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Parliamentary Debates National Diet Library, Database System for the Minutes of the Imperial Diet 1890-1947
National Diet Library, Full-text database of the Diet session proceedings since the 1st session (May, 1947).
Tour Guides
Travelogues Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854 under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, U.S. Navy vol.2, 1856, GB
Residence Memoirs V.M. Golovnin, Memoirs of a captivity in Japan: during the years 1811, 1812 and 1813 , 1824, GB
R.N. Jephson, E.P. Elmhirst, Our life in Japan 1869, GB
Exhibition Catalogues Official Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations 1851, GB; China pp.214-216 (Japan as an 'annex' to China p.216)
Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB; Japan pp.338-339
Official Catalogue : Dublin International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures 1865 1865, BSB; Japan pp.99-100
Vienna International Exhibition, 1873, Katalog der kaiserlich japanischen Ausstellung, 1873, IA
International Exhibition 1876, Official Catalogue vol.1, vol.2, Japan represented; IA
International Exhibition at Philadelphia 1876, Official Catalogue of the Japanese Section, 1876, IA
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