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The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War : Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia - Rotem Kowner

The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

By: Rotem Kowner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th November 2006
ISBN: 9780415368247
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Russo-Japanese War was the major conflict of the earliest decade of the twentieth century. The struggle for mastery in northeast Asia, specifically for control of Korea, was watched at the time very closely by observers from many other countries keen to draw lessons about the conduct of war in the modern industrial age. The defeat of a traditional European power by a non-white, non-western nation became a model for imitation and admiration among people under, or threatened with, colonial rule.

Examining the wide impact of the war and exploring the effect on the political balance in northeast Asia, this book focuses on the reactions in Europe, the United States, East Asia and the wider colonial world, considering the impact on different sections of society, on political and cultural ideas and ideologies, and on various national independence movements.

List of mapsp. xi
Notes on contributorsp. xii
Prefacep. xv
Notes on conventionsp. xviii
Between a colonial clash and World War Zero: the impact of the Russo-Japanese War in a global perspectivep. 1
The belligerentsp. 27
The war as a turning point in modern Japanese historyp. 29
If Japan had lost the war...p. 47
The war and the fate of the tsarist autocracyp. 54
From enemies to allies: the war and Russo-Japanese relationsp. 78
Europe and the United Statesp. 89
The fragmenting of the old world order: Britain, the Great Powers, and the warp. 91
Germany, the Russo-Japanese War, and the road to the Great Warp. 109
The impact of the war on the French political scenep. 124
America's first cold war: the emergence of a new rivalryp. 137
White Mongols? The war and American discourses on race and religionp. 153
East Asia and the colonial worldp. 167
The impact of the war on Chinap. 169
On the confluence of history and memory: the significance of the war for Koreap. 183
Ironies of history: the war and the origins of East Asian radicalismp. 199
Tokyo as a shared Mecca of modernity: war echoes in the colonial Malay worldp. 219
India and the warp. 239
The military arenap. 251
A model not to follow: the European armies and the lessons of the warp. 253
The impact of the war on naval warfarep. 269
The road to Jutland? The war and the Imperial German Navyp. 290
Bibliographyp. 306
Indexp. 338
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ISBN: 9780415368247
ISBN-10: 0415368243
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 24th November 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1