The Nature and Origins of Japanese Imperialism: A Re-interpretation of the 1873 Crisis, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Nature and Origins of Japanese Imperialism

A Re-interpretation of the 1873 Crisis, 1st Edition

By Donald Calman

Routledge

380 pages

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This important book, which many will regard as controversial, argues convincingly that the Japanese imperialism of the first half of the Twentieth Century was not a temporary aberration.

The author looks at the detail of the great crisis of 1873 and shows that the prospect of economic gain through overseas expansion was the central issue of that year's political struggles. He goes on to show that Japan had a long, earlier history of aiming for economic expansion overseas; and that Japan's Twentieth Century imperialism grew out of this.

In addition, he argues convincingly that much of the writing about Japan has played down the true extent and nature of Japanese imperialism.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General