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Japan, Race and Equality : The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919 - Naoko Shimazu

Japan, Race and Equality

The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

Hardcover Published: 9th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415172073
Number Of Pages: 268

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This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds underlines the complexity of politics and diplomacy surrounding the racial equality proposal and analyses the effect of the failure of the proposal on Japan's politics in the 1920s and 1930s.

"This is a superb study--one that deepens our understanding of the twentieth century history through an analysis of events at Versailles in 1919.... this is a valuable work, written clearly.... Also to be commended is the publishing house of Routledge for their inclusion of this work in their outstanding Japanese Studies Series." -"Monumenta Nipponica

Series Editor's Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Negotiating Racial Equality at the Peace Conferencep. 13
Domestic Politics and the League of Nationsp. 38
Immigration and the 'Diplomacy of Saving Face'p. 68
Japan's Status as a Great Powerp. 89
Australia Overwhelms the British Empire Delegationp. 117
The American Oppositionp. 137
Conclusions and Reflectionsp. 164
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415172073
ISBN-10: 0415172071
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 9th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 16.05  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1