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Army, Empire and Politics in Meiji Japan: The Three Careers of General Katsura Tar? / Edition 1

Army, Empire and Politics in Meiji Japan: The Three Careers of General Katsura Tar? / Edition 1

by S. LoneS. Lone


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Dramatic innovations in modern Japan include a mass army, overseas empire, and constitutional polity. This is the first book to link these changes in the Meiji era (1868-1912). It focuses on the life of General Katsura Taro, one of the architects of the modern military, a leading figure in Japanese colonialism, and prime minister through the 1900s. Challenging the received wisdom about Japanese militarism and imperialism, it exposes the army's ambivalence about empire but also its positive role in political change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312232894
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/23/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Stuart Lone is Senior Lecturer, East Asian History, University New Southwales.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction The Imperial Army Imperial Japan at War 1894-95 Empire: Taiwan and 'The Taiwan Society' Burdens of Empire: Army Minister 1989-1900 The Boxer War Political Campaigns: Prime-Minister 1901-04 Wars and Peace 1904-05 The Army and Continental Imperialism 1906-07 The Oriental Society: Imperial Education and Enterprise 1907-08 Empire and Order 1908-10 The End of Meiji: Army, Empire and Taisho Politics 1911-13 Conclusion Bibliography Index

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