Germany's Asia-Pacific Empire: Colonialism and Naval Policy, 1885-1914 by Charles Stephenson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Germany's Asia-Pacific Empire: Colonialism and Naval Policy, 1885-1914

Germany's Asia-Pacific Empire: Colonialism and Naval Policy, 1885-1914

by Charles Stephenson
     
 
This book examines German attempts to acquire colonial territories in East Asia and the Pacific, and discusses the huge impact this had on local and other international powers. It covers the German acquisition of Kiautschou in 1897, which had profound consequences for China, beginning a "scramble for concessions" by other western powers; the formation of the powerful

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This book examines German attempts to acquire colonial territories in East Asia and the Pacific, and discusses the huge impact this had on local and other international powers. It covers the German acquisition of Kiautschou in 1897, which had profound consequences for China, beginning a "scramble for concessions" by other western powers; the formation of the powerful German East Asiatic Cruiser Squadron which was seen by the British as a major threat, and which resulted in the advent of the Fleet-Unit concept and the birth of the Royal Australian Navy; the Japanese siege and capture of the key German base of Tsingtau in 1914, and the fate of the various former German colonies after Germany's defeat in 1918. The book contains many illustrations from the author's extensive private collection. Charles Stephenson is an extensively published military historian, whose books include: Moel Famau and the Jubilee Tower of King George III (2008); Servant to the King for His Fortifications: Paul Ive and the Practise of Fortification (2008); The Admiral's Secret Weapon, published by Boydell in 2006; Fortifications of the Channel Islands, 1941-45: Hitler's Impregnable Fortress (2006); The Fortifications of Malta, 1530-1945 (2004); and Zeppelins: German Airships, 1900-1940 (2004).

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A well-presented book about a long-forgotten topic. THE NORTHERN MARINER A useful account of the German empire's brief experience as a colonial power in Asia and the Pacific. (...) A worthwhile book that should find a place in all libraries. CHOICE The presentation of material from an impressive collection of secondary and some primary sources, with particular reference to the brief German colonial presence in the Asia-Pacific region, will certainly be of considerable interest to general readers. BULLETIN OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL & AFRICAN STUDIES The story is a fascinating one ending with the military actions by Britain and Japan to put an end to German influence in Asia and the Pacific. CASEMATE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843835189
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/19/2009
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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