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."
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 9th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 16.05
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1