- Publications of Note
Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1: 1850–1920 and Volume 2: 1920–Present. Edited by Sven Saaler and Christopher W. A. Szpilman. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md., 2011. xiv, 358 pages; xiv, 422 pages. $125.00, cloth; $125.00, E-book. This sourcebook provides documents on Pan-Asianism from primary sources and commentaries, many translated for the first time from Asian languages. Each selection is accompanied by commentary to place it within the development of Pan-Asianism throughout modern Asia.
Présences occidentales au Japon: Du “siècle chrétien” à la récouverture du XIXe siècle. Compiled by Christophe Marquet. Les Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2011. 432 pages. €35.00. At the end of the 1930s, a series of important texts on Japan’s “Christian century” (1549–1639) and the first Westerners in Japan appeared in the journals Bulletin de la Maison franco-japonaise and Monumenta Nipponica. This volume seeks to make those essays more accessible and to help today’s readers explore the rich links between Japan and Europe in the sixteenth century. [End Page 262]