Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Topics for Discussion

Rhoda Blumberg
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What were Commodore Perry's primary aims in his negotiations with Japan?

How did the Japanese react to Perry when he arrived? Explain the cultural tensions produced by negotiating with him.

How did Perry's visit to Japan create social conflict within Japanese society? What were the results of this conflict, in the author's view?

Who were the parties of the social conflict in Japanese society? What were their arguments against one another?

Explain some of the gifts that were exchanged between Perry and the Japanese. How did they react to each other's gifts? Explain in detail.

Discuss the negotiations of the Treaty of Kanagawa. What were the major demands of each side?

How did the Treaty negotiations end? What were the treaty's terms? Who got the most out of the treaty?

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