Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945

Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945

by Eri Hotta
     
 

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The book sheds light on the critical importance of Pan-Asianism in Japanese imperialism. Pan-Asianism was a cultural as well as political ideology that promoted Asian unity and recognition. The focus of this book is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan's expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident in 1931 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.See more details below

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The book sheds light on the critical importance of Pan-Asianism in Japanese imperialism. Pan-Asianism was a cultural as well as political ideology that promoted Asian unity and recognition. The focus of this book is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan's expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident in 1931 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

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"Hotta's book on Japanese Pan-Asianism offers the most comprehensive treatment of this topicin English...This book should be essential reading for both undrgraduate and graduate level courses on international affairs and Asian politics, as well as histories of imperialism and colonization." - Cemil Aydin, American Historical Review"Hotta extensively documents the continuing presence of Pan-Asianism in Japan’s policy making. This, by taking up the challenge of accounting for the ideological aspect of Japan’s war, the book offers a new insight into an often fragmented history of Japan’s Fifteen Years’ War." - The Journal of Asian Studies"Richly nuanced . . . Hotta has presented a study that grants Pan-Asianism a breadth that has not been discovered to date . . . Transnational comparisons with pan-Slavic and pan-Islamic movements lead to a multifaceted approach." - Geschichte.Transnational
"Pan-Asianism in the wartime Japanese empire is often dismissed as pure opportunism, a cynical hoax designed to justify the conquest of Asia. Hotta's original, superbly researched study demonstrates instead the profound historical roots of Japanese Pan-Asianism. This ideology significantly shaped Japanese leaders' decisions to wage war against China and the Anglo-American powers, overpowering the more realistic assessments of some strategists. The book stands as a major contribution to the literature on Japanese history and international relations." - Sheldon Garon, author of Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137270351
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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