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Imperial Japan at Its Zenith

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ISBN 10 : 9780801471810
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Imperial Japan at Its Zenith PDF Full Free by Kenneth J. Ruoff and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were deteriorating, but it was a heady time for the Japanese nonetheless. That year, the Japanese commemorated the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of Japan. According to the imperial myth-history, Emperor Jimmu, descended from the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, established the "unbroken imperial line" in 660 BCE. In carefully choreographed ceremonies throughout the empire, through new public monuments, with visual culture, and through heritage tourism, the Japanese celebrated the extension of imperial rule under the 124th emperor, Hirohito. These celebrations, the climactic moment for the ideology that was central to modern Japan's identity until the imperial cult's legitimacy was bruised by defeat in 1945, are little known outside Japan. Imperial Japan at Its Zenith, the first book in English about the 2,600th anniversary, examines the themes of the celebration and what they tell us about Japan at mid-century. Kenneth J. Ruoff emphasizes that wartime Japan did not reject modernity in favor of nativist traditionalism. Instead, like Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, it embraced reactionary modernism. Ruoff also highlights the role played by the Japanese people in endorsing and promoting imperial ideology and expansion, documenting the significant grassroots support for the cult of the emperor and for militarism. Ruoff uses the anniversary celebrations to examine Japan's invention of a national history; the complex relationship between the homeland and the colonies; the significance of Imperial Japan's challenge to Euro-American claims of racial and cultural superiority; the role of heritage tourism in inspiring national pride; Japan's wartime fascist modernity; and, with a chapter about overseas Japanese, the boundaries of the Japanese nation. Packed with intriguing anecdotes, incisive analysis, and revelatory illustrations, Imperial Japan at Its Zenith is a major contribution to our understanding of wartime Japan.


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Imperial Japan at Its Zenith

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ISBN 10 : 9780801471827
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Download Imperial Japan at Its Zenith PDF Full Free by Kenneth J. Ruoff and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were deteriorating. But in that year, the Japanese also commemorated the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of Japan.


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Download In Search of Our Frontier PDF Full Free by Eiichiro Azuma and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Search of Our Frontier explores the complex transnational history of Japanese immigrant settler colonialism, which linked Japanese America with Japan’s colonial empire through the exchange of migrant bodies, expansionist ideas, colonial expertise, and capital in the Asia-Pacific basin before World War II. The trajectories of Japanese transpacific migrants exemplified a prevalent national structure of thought and practice that not only functioned to shore up the backbone of Japan’s empire building but also promoted the borderless quest for Japanese overseas development. Eiichiro Azuma offers new interpretive perspectives that will allow readers to understand Japanese settler colonialism’s capacity to operate outside the aegis of the home empire.


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History of the Empire of Japan

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ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822039588470
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Nothingness in the Heart of Empire. The Moral and Political Philosophy of the Kyoto School in Imperial Japan

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Download Nothingness in the Heart of Empire. The Moral and Political Philosophy of the Kyoto School in Imperial Japan PDF Full Free by Harumi Osaki and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Kyoto School groups together a number of Japanese philosophers who were under the tutelage or influence of its founder, Nishida Kitarō. The Kyoto School was at its zenith during both the prewar and wartime periods, when Nishida was still alive. Its philosophers' involvement in the wartime situation aroused much controversy after the war, as their political discourses during this period have commonly been regarded as expressing support for the wartime regime. Recently, in line with the rise of historical revisionism regarding the Asia-Pacific War, scholars have called for a change in the way the Kyoto School's discourses are regarded, as some view their work as secret resistance to the wartime regime. Such claims emphasize the Kyoto School philosophers' insistence on morality and philosophy of world history and metaphysics of absolute nothingness, which they regard as the basis of the world and the principle of world history. This thesis assesses such revisionist proposals by carrying out a close examination of the political discourses and philosophical theories of Nishida and four prominent figures of the Kyoto School's second generation: Nishitani Keiji, Kōsaka Masaaki, Kōyama Iwao and Suzuki Shigetaka. This examination reveals these thinkers' moral philosophy, which a number of scholars believe buttresses their political philosophy, is permeated by an ethnocentrism that lends itself to the theoretical justification of the formation of the Japanese empire. Thus, this thesis argues the Kyoto School's prewar and wartime discourses cannot be interpreted as resistance to the wartime regime, as claimed by revisionist scholars, and warns of the deception, found in both the Kyoto School and revisionists' thinking, of cloaking ideologies aimed at legitimating the oppression of others under the cover of morality. " --


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ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0106640220
Pages : 284 pages
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ISBN 10 : UVA:X001485774
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ISBN 10 : 9781501735554
Pages : 303 pages
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Download The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere PDF Full Free by Jeremy A. Yellen and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Jeremy Yellen exposes the history, politics, and intrigue that characterized the era when Japan's "total empire" met the total war of World War II. He illuminates the ways in which the imperial center and its individual colonies understood the concept of the Sphere, offering two sometimes competing, sometimes complementary, and always intertwined visions—one from Japan, the other from Burma and the Philippines. Yellen argues that, from 1940 to 1945, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere epitomized two concurrent wars for Asia's future: the first was for a new type of empire in Asia, and the second was a political war, waged by nationalist elites in the colonial capitals of Rangoon and Manila. Exploring Japanese visions for international order in the face of an ever-changing geopolitical situation, The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere explores wartime Japan's desire to shape and control its imperial future while its colonies attempted to do the same. At Japan's zenith as an imperial power, the Sphere represented a plan for regional domination; by the end of the war, it had been recast as the epitome of cooperative internationalism. In the end, the Sphere could not survive wartime defeat, and Yellen's lucidly written account reveals much about the desires of Japan as an imperial and colonial power, as well as the ways in which the subdued colonies in Burma and the Philippines jockeyed for agency and a say in the future of the region.


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The Battleship Fuso

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047529261
Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Battleship Fuso PDF Full Free by Janusz Skulski and published by Conway Maritime Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the Conway Anatomy series, this is a study of the 1914 Japanese super-dreadnought battleship Fuso, accompanied by technical details and career notes. By the author and illustrator of Yamato and Takao.


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Soldiers of the Sun

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015024996087
Pages : 471 pages
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105004872136
Pages : 873 pages
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