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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415497350
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/29/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Negotiating racial equality at the peace conference 13
2 Domestic politics and the League of Nations 38
3 Immigration and the 'diplomacy of saving face' 68
4 Japan's status as a great power 89
5 Australia overwhelms the British Empire delegation 117
6 The American opposition 137
7 Conclusions and reflections 164
Notes 189
Bibliography 233
Index 248
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