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Harris, Townsend 1804-1878

Overview
Works: 122 works in 257 publications in 8 languages and 4,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Biography  Legal memorandums 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: E183.8.J3, 327.52073
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Most widely held works by Townsend Harris
The complete journal of Townsend Harris, first American consul and minister to Japan by Townsend Harris( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1968 in English and Japanese and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shimoda story by Oliver Statler( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 21, 1856, two years after an American fleet under Commodore Matthew C. Perry visited Japan's port of Shimoda, formal U.S. relations with the Japanese began: a naval vessel arrived at Shimoda, bringing Townsend Harris with credentials as first Consul General to Japan. He had two directives: to establish a consular office and to negotiate a trade treaty. Despite the Perry agreement, the Japanese did not welcome the presence of an American consul; they emphatically did not want a trade treaty. The maneuvering of the next sixteen months was complicated--at times dramatic, often amusing. Each side believed it was upholding the values of civilization against an opposing barbarism. Harris, with constant, often unreasonable demands, with threat and bluster, managed to throw all official Japan into turmoil. Perry had unlocked the door to Japan, but Harris opened it. Harris's role in the negotiations has been familiar to historians through his journal, his copious correspondence, and the diary of his young Dutch secretary-interpreter, Henry Heusken. One of the great virtues of Mr. Statler's account is that he has drawn his story not only from these documents but also from the even more detailed Japanese records. His cast of characters is varied and colorful, from government officers whose careers were irrevocably shaped by Harris's mission, to towns-people whose lives were only incidentally affected by the foreigner in their midst. Shimoda Story is much more than a chronicle of negotiations. It is both a political and a social history of Japan in the 1850s. It gives a warm and intimate picture of Shimoda, a town of spirited inhabitants--merchants and innkeepers, fishermen and farmers, girls who enticed and entertained the crews of coastal vessels, a town which was, for a few exciting months, the setting for the drama of Japan's reentry into the world after more than two centuries of seclusion
The complete journal of Townsend Harris, first American consul general and minister to Japan by Townsend Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and Thai and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the author's diary describing his trips to Thailand, 1855-1856
Occhio giapponese by Townsend Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete Journal of Townsend Harris, first American Consul General and Minister to Japan. Introduction and notes by Mario Emilio Cosenza. [With plates, including a portrait.] by Japan Society of America (N.Y.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wan mei nü ren by Lixiu He( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo mei yan, Xiu fa, Liang yan, Jing chun, Mei ti, Hu shou, Li zu, Hu fu ba bu fen
Harisu Nihon taizai ki by Townsend Harris( Book )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harisu nihon taizaiki( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five foreigners in Japan. (Reprinted.) by Herbert H Gowen( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harris of Japan; the story of Townsend Harris and his amazing adventures in establishing relations with the Far East by Carl Crow( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishin hishi nichibei gaikō no shinsō by Townsend Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Townsend Harris, first American envoy in Japan by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete journal of Townsend Harris, first American Consul and Minister to Japan ; Introd. and notes by Mario Emilio Cosenza, with a pref. by Douglas MacArthur II by Townsend Harris( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon taizaiki = The Complete Journal of Townsend Harris by Townsend Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Townsend Harris, first American Envoy in Japan. [Extracts from his journal, with a biographical sketch] by W.E. Griffis by Townsend Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete journal of Townsend Harris, First American consul and Minister to Japan. Intr. and notes by M.E. Consenza. With a pref. by D. MacArthur II by Townsend Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An American shrine in Tokyo memorial meeting for Townsend Harris, held at Zempuku-Ji by Townsend Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Allibone and Catherine Ann Drinker Janvier papers by Thomas A Janvier( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection contains correspondence, papers concerning the Provencal movement and Mexico, miscellaneous papers, and Spanish and Mexican manuscripts
 
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Alternative Names
1856年哈里斯与暹罗条约

Hǣrīt, Thaosēn

Hǣrīt, Thaosēn 1804-1878

Harisu, Taunsendo

Harisu Taunsendo 1804-1878

Townsend Harris Amerikaans diplomaat (1804-1878)

Townsend Harris amerikansk diplomat

Townsend Harris diplomate américain

Townsend Harris diplomàtic estatunidenc

Townsend Harris diplomático estadounidense

Townsend Harris diplomáticu estauxunidense (1804–1878)

Townsend Harris US-amerikanischer Kaufmann und Politiker

Townsend Harris usona diplomato

تاونسند هاريس دبلوماسي أمريكي

تاونسند هریس دیپلمات آمریکایی

타운젠드 해리스

タウンゼント・ハリス

ハリス

ハリス, タウンゼンド

汤森·哈里斯

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