Japan, Race and Equality: The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

Japan, Race and Equality: The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

by Naoko Shimazu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415497353

ISBN-13: 9780415497350

Pub. Date: 04/29/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds underlines the complexity of politics and diplomacy surrounding the

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This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds underlines the complexity of politics and diplomacy surrounding the racial equality proposal and analyses the effect of the failure of the proposal on Japan's politics in the 1920s and 1930s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415497350
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Negotiating racial equality at the peace conference13
2Domestic politics and the League of Nations38
3Immigration and the 'diplomacy of saving face'68
4Japan's status as a great power89
5Australia overwhelms the British Empire delegation117
6The American opposition137
7Conclusions and reflections164
Notes189
Bibliography233
Index248

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