The Impact Of The Russo-Japanese War / Edition 1

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The Russo-Japanese War was the major conflict of the earliest decade of the twentieth century. The struggle for mastery in northeast Asia, specifically for control of Korea, was watched at the time very closely by observers from many other countries keen to draw lessons about the conduct of war in the modern industrial age. The defeat of a traditional European power by a non-white, non-western nation became a model for imitation and admiration among people under, or threatened with, colonial rule.

Examining the wide impact of the war and exploring the effect on the political balance in northeast Asia, this book focuses on the reactions in Europe, the United States, East Asia and the wider colonial world, considering the impact on different sections of society, on political and cultural ideas and ideologies, and on various national independence movements.

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Table of Contents

List of maps     xi
Notes on contributors     xii
Preface     xv
Notes on conventions     xviii
Between a colonial clash and World War Zero: the impact of the Russo-Japanese War in a global perspective   Rotem Kowner     1
The belligerents     27
The war as a turning point in modern Japanese history   Rotem Kowner     29
If Japan had lost the war...   Peter Duus     47
The war and the fate of the tsarist autocracy   Jonathan Frankel     54
From enemies to allies: the war and Russo-Japanese relations   Peter Berton     78
Europe and the United States     89
The fragmenting of the old world order: Britain, the Great Powers, and the war   T.G. Otte     91
Germany, the Russo-Japanese War, and the road to the Great War   Matthew S. Seligmann     109
The impact of the war on the French political scene   Patrick Beillevaire     124
America's first cold war: the emergence of a new rivalry   Tal Tovy   Sharon Halevi     137
White Mongols? The war and American discourses on race and religion   Joseph M. Henning     153
East Asia and the colonial world     167
Theimpact of the war on China   Harold Z. Schiffrin     169
On the confluence of history and memory: the significance of the war for Korea   Guy Podoler   Michael Robinson     183
Ironies of history: the war and the origins of East Asian radicalism   Yitzhak Shichor     199
Tokyo as a shared Mecca of modernity: war echoes in the colonial Malay world   Michael Laffan     219
India and the war   T.R. Sareen     239
The military arena     251
A model not to follow: the European armies and the lessons of the war   Yigal Sheffy     253
The impact of the war on naval warfare   Rotem Kowner     269
The road to Jutland? The war and the Imperial German Navy   Cord Eberspaecher     290
Bibliography     306
Index     338
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