1st Edition

Imperial Japan 1926-1938

By A Young Copyright 1938
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan’s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism, Japan’s new empire and its place within the Far East and East Asia. Written from a Western perspective, the volume nonetheless presents a balanced view of Japan and its behaviour which only close observation and dealings with the Japanese people could make possible.


    1. A New Era  2. The Financial Crisis of 1927  3. Tanaka and Japan’s Manchuria Policy  4. The Proletariat Votes  5. The Murder of Chang Tso-Lin  6. Liberalism’s Last Effort  7. The Manchurian Background  8. The Gathering of the Clouds  9. The Breaking of the Storm 10. The Taking of Manchuria 11. Japan Acts While the Council Talks  12. The End of Democracy in Japan  13. The New State of Manchukuo  14. The Highest Form of Patriotism  15. The Horror of Shanghai  16. The Gallant Fight of Ma Chan-Shan  17. The Art of Recognition  18. The Manchurian Aftermath  19. Saito and the Spending Policy 20. Trials Extraordinary  21. Japan’s Aegis Over the Mainland  22. The Boom in Manufacture 23. Japan’s New Empire  24. The Deterioration of Thought  25. The Far East and Eastern Asia  26. Uneasy Nationalism  27. Bigger and Better Murders  28. The Sun Goddess Extends her Kingdom


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