Advertisement

Japan

Nippon
  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Japanese claim that their empire was founded by the first Emperor Jimmu Tennō, 660 B.C., and that the dynasty founded by him still reigns. It was revived in the year 1868, when the now ruling (de jure) sovereign overthrew, after a short war, the power of the Shogun (the de facto sovereign), who had held the ruling power in successive families since the twelfth century; and in 1871 the feudal system (Hōken Seiji) was entirely suppressed. The Emperor bears the title of Tennō; but the appellation by which he is called in relation to external affairs is ‘Kōtei,’ a word of Chinese origin. Only foreigners make use of the poetical title ‘Mikado.’

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Japan

1. Official Publications

  1. Constitution of the Empire of Japan. Tokio, 1889.Google Scholar
  2. General Outlines of Education in Japan. Tokio, 1884.Google Scholar
  3. Foreign Office Reports. Annual Series and Miscellaneous Series. 8. London.Google Scholar
  4. Reports of the various Government Departments. Annual. Tokio.Google Scholar
  5. Résumé statistique de l’empire du Japon. Annual. Tokio.Google Scholar
  6. Returns of the Foreign Commerce and Trade of Japan, Annual. Tokio.Google Scholar
  7. The Post Bellum Administration in Japan, 1896–1900. Report by Count Matsukata Mayayoshi. Tokio, 1900.Google Scholar
  8. Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of the united Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions. Imp. 4. London.Google Scholar
  9. Jane (F. T.), All the World’s-Fighting Ships, Japanese Fleet Statistics in. Annual. London.Google Scholar
  10. Perkins (N.), Report on Formosa. [Contains list of works on Formosa]. London, 1896Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Adams (F. O.), History of Japan, from the earliest period to the present time. 2 vols. 8. London, 1875.Google Scholar
  2. Alcock (Sir Rutherford), The Capital of the Tycoon; a Narrative of a three years’ Residence in Japan. 2 vols. 8. London, 1863.Google Scholar
  3. Arnold (Sir Edwin), Seas and Lands. 2 vols, London, 1891. Japonica: Essays on Japan. 8. London, 1892.Google Scholar
  4. Aston (W. G.), Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to 697 A.D. 2 vols. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  5. Batehelor (John), The Ainu and their Folk-lore. London, 1902.—Sea-Girt Yezo London, 1902.Google Scholar
  6. Baxter (K. S.), In Bamboo Lands. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  7. Beanlieu (P. Leroy), Rénovation de l’Asie (Sitérie, Chine, Japon). Paris, 1900. [Eng. Trans. the Awakening of the East. London, 1900.]Google Scholar
  8. Berkeley (H.), Japanese Letters. 8. London, 1891.Google Scholar
  9. Bickerstetn (M. J.), Japan as we saw it. 8. London, 1893.Google Scholar
  10. Bird (Miss J. L.), Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. 2 vols. London, 1880.Google Scholar
  11. Brandt (M. von), Ostasiatische Fragen. Leipzic, 1897.Google Scholar
  12. Brinkley (F.) (Editor), Japan Described and Illustrated by Native Authorities. London, 1898 —Japan and China: their History, Arts, &c. 12 vois. London, 1903–04.Google Scholar
  13. Brownell (C. L.), The Heart of Japan. 2d. ed. London, 1904.Google Scholar
  14. Caron, Account of Japan (1635). In Vol. VII. of Pinkerton’s Collection. 4. London, 1811.Google Scholar
  15. Chamberlaine (B. H.), Things Japanese, 4th ed. 8. London, 1902.Google Scholar
  16. Clark (J. D.), Formosa. Shanghai, 1896.Google Scholar
  17. Cletilent (E. W.), Handbook of Modern Japan. London, 1903.Google Scholar
  18. Cordier (H.), Bibliographie des Ouvrages relatifs à l’Ile Formosa. [Up to end of 1892]. Paris, 1893.Google Scholar
  19. Davidson (J. W.), The Island of Formosa. London, 1903.Google Scholar
  20. Diósy (A.), The New Par East. London, 1898.Google Scholar
  21. Dixon (W. G.), The Laud of the Morning. Edinburgh, 1882. Gleanings from Japan. 8. Edinburgh, 1889.Google Scholar
  22. Dumolard (H.), Le Japon Politique, Economique, et Social. Paris, 1903.Google Scholar
  23. Eastlake (F. W.). and Yoshi-Aki (Yamada), Heroic Japan. History of the China-Japanese War. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  24. Eggermant (L.), Le Japon. Bruxelles, 1901.Google Scholar
  25. Fraser (Mrs. Hugh). A Diplomatist’s Wife in Japan. 2 vols. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  26. Griffis (W. E.), The Religions of Japan. London, 1896.—Verbeck of Japan. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  27. Harris (Townsend), First American Envoy to Japan. [Journals.] 8. London, 1895.Google Scholar
  28. Hartshone (Anna C.), Japan and Her People. 2 vols. London, 1004.Google Scholar
  29. Hearne (L.), Kokoro, Hints of the Japanese Inner Life. London, 1902.—Kotto: being Japanese Curios. London, 1902.—In Ghostly Japan. London, 1899.—Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan. 2 vols. London, 1903.—Gleanings in Buddha Fields, 1903.—Studies of Hand and Soul in tlie Far East, 1903.—Out of the East (new Japan), 1903.—Stray Leaves from Strange Literature. London, 1903.Google Scholar
  30. Heine (W.), Japan: Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Landes und seiner Bewohner. Fol Leipzig, 1873.Google Scholar
  31. Hitomi (I.), Daï Nippon: Le Japon. Paris, 1900.Google Scholar
  32. Hubbard (R. B.), Tlie United States in the Far East. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  33. Johnston (J.), China and Formosa. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  34. Knapp (A. M.), Feudal and Modern Japan. 2 vols. London, 1898.Google Scholar
  35. La Farge (J.), An Artist’s Letters from Japan. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  36. Landor (A. H. Savage), Alone with the Hairy Ainu. London, 1893.Google Scholar
  37. Lane-Poole (Stanley), Life of Sir Harry Parkes, K.C.B. 2 vols. 8. London, 1894.Google Scholar
  38. Layrle (J.), La Restauration impériale au Japon. 8. Paris, 1893.Google Scholar
  39. Leupe (P. A.), Reise van Maarten Gerritz-Uries in 1643 naar net noorden en oosten van Japan. 8. Amsterdam, 1858.Google Scholar
  40. Mackay (G. L.), From Far Formosa. 3d. ed. Edinburgh, 1900.Google Scholar
  41. Mazeliere (Marquis de). Essai sur l’Histoire du Japon. Paris, 1899.Google Scholar
  42. Morris (J.), Japan and its Trade. London, 1902.Google Scholar
  43. Murray’s Handbook for Japan. By B. H. Chamberlain and W. B. Mason. 6th ed. London, 1903.Google Scholar
  44. Murray (D.), Japan, in “Story of the Nations” Series. 8. London, 1894Google Scholar
  45. Norman (H.), Tlie Real Japan. London, 1892.—The Peoples and Politics of the Far East. 8. 2nd ed. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  46. Oliphant (L.), Lord Elgin’s Mission to China and Japan, 1866–69. 2 vols. 8. London, 1860Google Scholar
  47. Pecry (R. B.), The Gist of Japan. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  48. Pickering (W. A.), Pioneering in Formosa. London, 1898.Google Scholar
  49. Ransome (Statford), Japan in Transition. London, 1899.Google Scholar
  50. Reclus (Elisée), Géographie universelle. Vol. VII. L’Asie orientale. Paris, 1882.Google Scholar
  51. Reed (Sir B. J.), Japan: its History, Traditions, and Religions, with the Narrative of a Visit in 1879. 2 vols. London, 1880.Google Scholar
  52. Reim (Dr. J.), Japan nach Reisen und Studien. Vol. I. 1880. Vol. II. 1886. The Industries of Japan. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  53. Rittner (G. H.), Impressions of Japan. London, 1904.Google Scholar
  54. Satow (E. M.) Handbook for Travellers in Japan. 3d. ed. 8. London, 1891.Google Scholar
  55. Siebold (Ph. Franz von), Nippon: Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan. New ed. Wurzburg. 1897.Google Scholar
  56. Staden (D. B. W.), The Japs at Home. London, 1892.—Queer Things about Japan. 2d ed. London, 1904.Google Scholar
  57. Thomas (J. LI.), Journeys among the Gentle Japs, 1895. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  58. Titsingh (Isaac), Nipon o daï itsi ran, ou annales des empereurs du Japon. Ouvr. corr sur l’original japonais-chinois par M. J. Klaproth. 4. Paris, 1834.Google Scholar
  59. Tristram (Canon), Rambles in Japan. 8. London, 1895.Google Scholar
  60. Watson (G.), Three Rolling Stones in Japan. London, 1903.Google Scholar
  61. Weston (W.), Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps. London, 1896.Google Scholar
  62. Wüllerstorf-Urhair (Baron von). Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Beschreibender Theil von Di. Karl v. Soherzer vols. 8. Vienna, 1865.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1904

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scott Keltie

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations