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About the Author
Ronald P. Toby is Professor of History at the Department of History, University of Illinois. He has previously held visiting professorships at the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Keio University, and has lectured at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous publications include State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japan: Asia in the Development of the Tokugawa Bakufu (Princeton University Press, 1984).