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The Ambivalence of Nationalism

Modern Japan Between East and West

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The Ambivalence of Nationalism by James W. White
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This volume traces the manner in which, through perceptions of and interaction with both China and the states of the West, Japan's self-perception as an Asian nation, as a member of the international community, and as a product of its own history and current situation and goals, evolved during the period between mid-19th century and the end of World War II. Contents: Rival States on a Loose ReinoThe Neglected Tradition of Appeasement in Late Tokugawa Japan, Building the National Communications SystemoAdopting and Adapting Western Organizational Models in Meji Japan, Meji Japan and the Educational and Language Reforms in Late Ch'ing China, Shimazaki Toson's Before the DawnoHistorical Fiction as History and as Literature, Forecasting a Pacific War, 1912-1933oThe Idea of Conditional Japanese Victory, Japanese Policies and Concepts for a Regional Order in Asia, 1938-1940, Prophet Without HonoroKiyosawa Kiyoshi's View of Japanese-American Relations, Friend or FoeoThe Ambivalent Images of the U.S. and China in Wartime Japan, A Matter of TranscendenceoWar Experiences and the Transformation of Japanese and American Fighter Pilots, EpilogueoNational Identity, National Past, National Isms.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 1990
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of America
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