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Joshua A. Fogel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520283305

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520283305.001.0001

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Japanese Plans and the Scene in Nagasaki

Japanese Plans and the Scene in Nagasaki

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(p.31) Two Japanese Plans and the Scene in Nagasaki
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Maiden Voyage
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Joshua A. Fogel

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520283305.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the Japanese government's planning for the official mission to Shanghai in 1862 via the Senzaimaru. More specifically, it examines the role played by the Tokugawa shogunate in making the mission possible. It considers the efforts of the Nagasaki and Hakodate bugyō or Magistrates, who began investigating such possibilities from the late 1850s. The chapter also looks at the Senzaimaru and its passengers, which included cooks and deckhands in addition to the shogunal officials, and speculates as to why they were selected as part of the mission.

Keywords:   voyage, Shanghai, Senzaimaru, Japan, China, diplomatic relations, Tokugawa shogunate, Nagasaki, Hakodate, Magistrates

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