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Imperial Japan and National Identities in Asia, 1895-1945

ISBN 9780415515290
Published December 1, 2011 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Between 1895 and 1945, Japan was heavily engaged in other parts of Asia, first in neighbouring Korea and northeast Asia, later in southern China and Southeast Asia. During this period Japanese ideas on the nature of national identities in Asia changed dramatically. At first Japan discounted the significance of nationalism, but in time Japanese authorities came to see Asian nationalisms as potential allies, especially if they could be shaped to follow Japanese patterns. At the same time, the ways in which other Asians thought of Japan also changed. Initially many Asians saw Japan as a useful but distant model, but with the rise of Japanese political power, this distant admiration turned into both cooperation and resistance. This volume includes chapters on India, Tibet, Siberia, Mongolia, Korea, Manchukuo, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Table of Contents

Preface -- List of Contributors -- Note on Romanization -- Introduction: Japan and the Transformation of National Identities in Asia in the Imperial Era /Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb -- 1 The Icon of Japan in Nationalist Revolutionary Discourse in India, 1890-1910 /Victor A. van Bijlert -- 2 Japanese Strategic and Political Involvement in Siberia and the Russian Far East, 1917-1922 /Eva-Maria Stolberg -- 3 Japanese Expansion and Tibetan Independence /Paul Hyer -- 4 Mongol Nationalism and Japan /Nakami Tatsuo -- 5 The Japanese 'Civilization Critics' and the National Identity of Their Asian Neighbours, 1918-1932: The Case of Yoshino Sakuzo /Dick Stegewerns -- 6 Assimilation Rejected: The Tong' a ilbo's Challenge to Japan's Colonial Policy in Korea /Mark E. Caprio -- 7 Evil Empire? Competing Constructions of Japanese Imperialism in Manchuria, 1928-1937 /Rana Mitter -- 8 The Japanese Threat and Stalin's Policies towards Outer Mongolia (1932-1939) /Tsedendambyn Batbayar -- 9 The Problem of Identity and the Japanese Engagement in North China /Marjorie Dryburgh -- 10 Vietnamese Nationalist Revolutionaries and the Japanese Occupation: The Case of the Dai Viet Parties (1936-1946) /Francois Guillemot -- 11 Accord and Discord: Japanese Cultural Policy and Philippine National Identity during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945) /Ricardo T. Jose -- 12 Japanization in Indonesia Re-Examined: The Problem of Self-Sufficiency in Clothing /Shigeru Sato -- 13 The Transformation of Taiwanese Attitudes toward Japan in the Post-colonial Period /Huang Chih-huei -- Afterword: Japanese Imperialism and the Politics of Loyalty /Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb -- Appendix: Postage Stamps and Japanese Imperialism /Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.

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Li Narangoa is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies at the Australian National University.

Robert Cribb is a Senior Fellow at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.