SOAS University of London

SOAS scholar publishes new work on Treaty-Port Japan

5 February 2019

Dr James Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre of Korean Studies at SOAS University of London has edited a new collection of papers and writing on the culture and politics of Treaty-Port Japan.

The book, Culture, Power and Politics in Treaty-Port Japan, 1854-1899 brings together key papers, press and writing on Japanese ports. Compared with their counterparts in China, the Japanese treaty ports cast a small shadow and were far fewer in number – only four really mattered – and lasted for just under fifty years, while the Chinese ports made their centenary.

The book examines the importance of Japanese ports and the thriving modern cities of Yokohama and Kobe which had their origins as treaty ports as well as Nagasaki, a major centre of foreign trade since at least the sixteenth century.

Full details are available on the publisher’s website.