The Making Of Japanese Manchuria, 1904-1932

The Making Of Japanese Manchuria, 1904-1932

by Yoshihisa Tak Matsusaka
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674012062

ISBN-13: 9780674012066

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center, Publiications PRG

In this history of Japanese involvement in northeast China, the author argues that Japan's military seizure of Manchuria in September 1931 was founded on three decades of infiltration of the area. This incremental empire-building and its effect on Japan are the focuses of this book.

The principal agency in the piecemeal growth of Japanese colonization was

Overview

In this history of Japanese involvement in northeast China, the author argues that Japan's military seizure of Manchuria in September 1931 was founded on three decades of infiltration of the area. This incremental empire-building and its effect on Japan are the focuses of this book.

The principal agency in the piecemeal growth of Japanese colonization was the South Manchurian Railway Company, and by the mid-1920s Japan had a deeply entrenched presence in Manchuria and exercised a dominant economic and political influence over the area. Japanese colonial expansion in Manchuria also loomed large in Japanese politics, military policy, economic development, and foreign relations and deeply influenced many aspects of Japan's interwar history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674012066
Publisher:
Harvard University Asia Center, Publiications PRG
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #196
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
1,206,817
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Tablesxiii
Romanization and Railway Nomenclaturexv
Abbreviationsxvii
Introduction1
1War, Opportunity, and Empire, 1904-190517
Meiji Imperialism: An Art of the Possible20
A War for the Open Door30
Volte-Face36
The Harriman Affair and the Manchurian Army43
The Russo-Japanese War as a Turning Point54
2The Trojan Horse, 1905-190760
The Inheritance: Russian Designs61
Japanese Adaptations73
Bureaucratic Turf Wars and the Origins of the South Manchuria Railway Company86
The Army, the Navy, and Manchuria92
3Managing Manchuria, 1907-1911103
Defense and the Receding Danger of War104
Railway Diplomacy and Shifting Alignments114
The Business of the SMR126
Profits and Policy139
4The Chinese Revolution, the Taisho Political Crisis, and the Debate over Manchuria, 1911-1914149
Japanese Imperialism and the Chinese Revolution150
Moderate Leadership and the Taisho Coalition152
Manchurian Initiatives Under the Taisho Coalition160
Whither Japanese Manchuria?172
5Imperialist Adaptations, 1914-1918186
The Twenty-One Demands and the Failure of Concession Hunting187
Imperial Policies of the "Korean Clique"198
New Strategies: The Nishihara Loans207
New Aims: Autarky214
The Fall of the Terauchi Government223
6The Politics of Imperialist Compromise, 1918-1922227
Moderate Ascendancy and the Decline of Army Power229
The American Challenge and Japan's Retreat in Manchuria235
Alternative Strategies: Industrial Manchuria250
Chang Tsolin: Deus ex Machina258
7The New Diplomacy and the New Imperialism, 1921-1925267
Defense and Diplomacy, 1921-23267
Chinese Railway Initiatives273
Matsuoka Yosuke and the "New Imperialism"281
The Railway Bargain of 1924289
Intervention, Escalation, and the "Invisible War" in North Manchuria293
Industrial Manchuria: Mixed Results304
8Troubled Partnership, 1926-1928312
Inflation, Railway Disputes, and the Deterioration of Relations with Chang Tso-lin313
The Second Eastern Conference and Critiques of Manchuria Policy327
Tanaka's Attempt to Restore the Partnership333
The Assassination of Chang Tso-lin344
9The Sino-Japanese Railway War and the Manchurian Crisis, 1928-1931349
Tanaka Giichi and Chang Hsueh-liang350
The Collapse of an Imperialist Middle Ground354
The Sino-Japanese Railway War, 1929-31363
The Making of a Radical Synthesis377
The Manchurian Incident381
Conclusion389
Appendixes
ASelected SMR Statistics411
BPopulation Statistics, Japanese Manchuria414
Reference Matter
Notes419
Works Cited481
Glossary of Chinese Place-names507
Index511

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