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by Joseph M. Henning

Author: Joseph M. Henning
Subcategory: Sociology
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press (June 1, 2000)
Pages: 1 pages
Category: Politics
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Civilization and progress, Gilded Age Americans believed, were .

Civilization and progress, Gilded Age Americans believed, were inseparable from Anglo-Saxon heritage and Christianity. In rising to become the first Asian and non-Christian world power. JOSEPH M. HENNING, a former legislative assistant to Congressman Richard A. Gephardt, is Assistant Professor of History at Saint Vincent College.

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Joseph Henning is one of relatively few scholars who studies the formative years of American-Japanese history, generally .

Joseph Henning is one of relatively few scholars who studies the formative years of American-Japanese history, generally considered to extend from Commodore Matthew Perry's mission to Japan in 1853-4 to the end of the Meiji Era in 1912. His first book, Outposts of Civilization, is a splendid work on the cultural dimension of the relationship between Japan and the United States during this era.

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Civilization and progress, Gilded Age Americans believed, were inseparable from Anglo-Saxon heritage and . As with the best new work in diplomatic history, in Outposts of Civilization Henning considers culture to be integral to understanding foreign relations. In rising to become the first Asian and non-Christian world power, Meiji Japan (1868–1912) challenged this deeply-held conviction, and in so doing threatened racial and cultural hierarchies central to American ideology and foreign policy.

Civilization and progress, Gilded Age Americans believed, were inseparable from Anglo-Saxon heritage and Christianity. In rising to become the first Asian and non-Christian world power, Meiji Japan (1868-1912) challenged this deeply-held conviction, and in so doing threatened racial and cultural hierarchies central to American ideology and foreign policy.

To reconcile Japan's stature with American notions of Western supremacy, both nations embarked on an active campaign to construct an identity for the Japanese which would recognize Japan's progress and abilities without threatening Americans' faith in white, Christian superiority. Japanese efforts included reassurances in diplomatic exchanges and in the American press that their nation adhered to the central tenets of Western civilization, namely constitutional government, freedom of religion, and open commerce. Many anxious Americans eagerly accepted such offerings, and happily re-conceived the Japanese as adoptive Anglo-Saxons.

As with the best new work in diplomatic history, in Outposts of Civilization Henning considers culture to be integral to understanding foreign relations. Thus in addition to official documents and press reports, he examines American missionaries' writings on the Japanese, and American and Japanese art and literature produced during the Gilded Age. In exploring the delicate and deliberate process of identity construction, and how these discourses on race and progress resonated throughout the twentieth century, Henning has produced a fascinating and important study of American-Japanese relations.