The Art of Peace: An Illustrated Biography About Prince Iyesato Tokugawa
by Dr. Stan S. Katz
Pub Date 21 Mar 2019
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For over 260 years, the Tokugawa Shogun Dynasty ruled over Japan’s feudal society - If that dynasty had not ended, Prince Iyesato Tokugawa (1863-1940), would have become the next all powerful Shogun ruler.
Instead, Prince Tokugawa became an amazing international statesman and humanitarian - who devoted his life to serving in a modern-interconnected world as a cultural and political bridge between the East and the West, while also supporting mutual respect within Asia.
The Art of Peace book cover presents a 1934 photo of Prince Tokugawa receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Southern California for his contributions to international goodwill.
A true Renaissance man: a lover of the arts, music, science, and nature.
Prince Tokugawa displayed great courage, perseverance, and humility as he led a movement in Japan and internationally that supported democracy, racial equality, and religious tolerance.
To achieve his goals, he often engaged in diplomatic negotiations behind the scenes - For this reason, he has not yet been recognized nor remembered for his major accomplishments including using his influence as President of the Japanese Red Cross to create Safe Zones in Asia that helped save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and tens of thousands of Jewish refugees during the years leading up to and during World War Two.
On a lighter note, Prince Tokugawa creatively took a guiding role in establishing The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., an international goodwill celebration which continues to this day.
These accomplishments are among many of Prince Tokugawa and his allies' noble achievements.
- The Art of Peace presents hundreds of illustrations revealing Prince Tokugawa’s exciting life and the sometimes tumultuous period he lived.
It offers a new fascinating window to history, while having a strong relevance for today.
Our current times need role models in the art of peace, Prince Tokugawa's life will inspire students, the general public, and government leaders.
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The Edition currently offered on NetGalley.com is the Academic Edition of the biography. It has over a hundred pages of chapter notes and a comprehensive Index to assist researchers and classroom instruction. *However, there is a more streamlined Popular Edition of the book directed towards the general reader. To request a free copy of the Popular Ebook Edition of The Art of Peace, direct your request to TheArtOfPeaceBiography@gmail.com
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A Note From the Publisher
“I wish you all the best & best of luck on your new book on ‘’Tokugawa Iesato.”
Former Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations Current Ambassador of Japan to the European Union
“This is a really interesting and understudied topic.”
Professor Benjamin Uchiyama,
Ph.D. History, University of Southern California
“The importance of preventing war is rarely given recognition through literature and in accounts of history. It can be every bit as exciting as glorified accounts of war and certainly a better approach.”
Professor Claire Langham, East-West Center of Southern California which promotes better relations among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.
The author invites a university press or a larger general publishing firm to take this project to its largest potential audience.
Based on the historical significance of Prince Tokugawa, there is a goal for a foreword for the book to be written by a Japanese and an American diplomat. Prince Tokugawa befriended six American Presidents during his career.
Respected social media figures will be contacted for their support.
The Japanese diplomatic community is supportive of this project that honors one of their great statesmen.
Diplomatic goodwill events will be held linked to the release of the biography combined with the author gifting of historical documents to Japanese museums.
A press release will be sent to bloggers and media outlets.
Contact will be made with the academic community, teachers and librarians to incorporate this biography into school curriculum.
This unique story may well turn into documentaries, a tv series, and/or cinematic creations.
This biography is currently an EBook, but publishers have the option to offer it in a Print edition as well.
Based on its strong connection to Japanese History, the book will be translated into Japanese, and perhaps other languages.
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