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Introduction to .The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments.

Introduction to .The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments. Part I The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments Edited by Roger Dingman Introduction to “The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments” Roger Dingman University of Southern California The first three of the essays that follow were produced for the fortieth annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Rela- tions that met in Chantilly, Virgina, in the summer of 2007. As originally conceived and presented then, they were meant to counter a trend evi- dent in American historians’ writing of trans-Pacific history in recent years: focus on economic and cultural topics to the virtual exclusion of security and diplomacy. Revised and updated for publication now, they serve as a reminder of the enduring importance of the latter. The authors of the first three reflect new developments in Japan in the writing of the history of American-Japanese relations. They were trained in the Kansai (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) area by Professors Iokibe Makoto and Asada Sadao rather than in the Kanto \ (Tokyo-Yokohama) region, whose scholars have long predominated in the production of Japanese interna- tional history. All are bilingual and have mined American as well as Japanese archives. Their essays also present some of the first http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Introduction to .The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments.

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 15 (1-2): 1 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1058-3947
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1876-5610
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10.1163/187656108793645851
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Part I The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments Edited by Roger Dingman Introduction to “The United States and Japan: Shocks and Adjustments” Roger Dingman University of Southern California The first three of the essays that follow were produced for the fortieth annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Rela- tions that met in Chantilly, Virgina, in the summer of 2007. As originally conceived and presented then, they were meant to counter a trend evi- dent in American historians’ writing of trans-Pacific history in recent years: focus on economic and cultural topics to the virtual exclusion of security and diplomacy. Revised and updated for publication now, they serve as a reminder of the enduring importance of the latter. The authors of the first three reflect new developments in Japan in the writing of the history of American-Japanese relations. They were trained in the Kansai (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) area by Professors Iokibe Makoto and Asada Sadao rather than in the Kanto \ (Tokyo-Yokohama) region, whose scholars have long predominated in the production of Japanese interna- tional history. All are bilingual and have mined American as well as Japanese archives. Their essays also present some of the first

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