The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5 has been seen as the turning point of the development of the modern world. Written by a specialist in Japanese diplomacy, this book has been described by the Times Higher Education Supplement as 'diplomatic history at its very best'.
'Professor Nish's lucid and convincing exposition is diplomatic history at its very best.
The Times Higher Education Supplement
'a scholarly and readable account of the complicated story of Russian and Japanese rivalry in the Far East.'
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Preface and acknowledgements
1. The first Russo-Japenese confrontation 1894-97
2. The Far Eastern crisis 1897-98
3. The road to the open door 1898-1900
4. Confusion in China
5. Manchurian under boxers and Russians
6. Japan resists over Manchuria October 1900-1901
7. After the Peking Protocol July - December 1901
8. Kurino, Komura and Korea 1902-3
9. Russo-Chinese convention and its aftermath 1902-3
10. Japan's search for consensus 1903
11. Russia's new course and renegotiation with China 1903
12. Diplomatic inactivity September - November 1903
13. Final negotiations - climax and beyond
14. Final negotiations - an adversarial coda
15. International efforts for peace 1903-4