The main book we are using to evaluate is called Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration and the chapters that should be focused on are chapter 2 “The Response to The West” and chapter 8 ”Restoration.”
(book: Jansen, Marius B.“The Response to the West,” in Sakamoto Ryoma, and the Meiji Restoration, (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1961).
Please take a careful look at the sample, template and rubric for this book review assignment. My previous literature review has a central thesis arguing that Western influence was the main factor leading to the Meiji Restoration to modernize Japan. This is merely just a reference of my stance but please stick to the book’s content what so ever.
Moreover, to explain why do I recommend this book, you should try to relate back to my previous thesis statement. I will attach the literature review just for a reference and for providing different sources you may use to compare with the book. My professor is also very strict with citation, so please follow the format.