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Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945

Authors: Hotta, E.

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The book explores the critical importance of Pan-Asianism in Japanese imperialism. Pan-Asianism was a cultural as well as political ideology that promoted Asian unity and recognition. The focus is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan's expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident until the end of the Pacific War.

About the authors

ERI HOTTA taught at Oxford University, UK from 2001-2005.

Reviews

'The most comprehensive treatment of this topic in English . . . This book should be essential reading for both undergraduate and graduate level courses on international affairs and Asian politics, as well as histories of imperialism and colonization.' - American Historical Review

'Hotta extensively documents the continuing presence of Pan-Asianism in Japan's policy making. This, by taking up the challenge of accounting for the ideological aspect of Japan's war, the book offers a new insight into an often fragmented history of Japan's Fifteen Years' War.' - The Journal of Asian Studies

'Richly nuanced . . . Hotta has presented a study that grants Pan-Asianism a breadth that has not been discovered to date . . . Transnational comparisons with pan-Slavic and pan-Islamic movements lead to a multifaceted approach.' -Geschichte.Transnational

'Pan-Asianism in the wartime Japanese empire is often dismissed as pure opportunism, a cynical hoax designed to justify the conquest of Asia. Hotta's original, superbly researched study demonstrates instead the profound historical roots of Japanese Pan-Asianism. This ideology significantly shaped Japanese leaders' decisions to wage war against China and the Anglo-American powers, overpowering the more realistic assessments of some strategists. The book stands as a major contribution to the literature on Japanese history and international relations.' - Sheldon Garon, author of Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life

'This book provides a comprehensive and richly-detailed exposition of the ideology at the core of Japan's foreign policy from 1931 - 1945, Pan-Asianism...Hotta not only provides an enlightening study of a relatively neglected aspect of Japan's war in Asia, but also sheds light more generally on the importance of ideational factors in international politics. She does so in a masterful and highly readable way.' - Caroline Rose, Asian Affairs


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Pan-Asian Ideology and the Fifteen Years’ War

    Hotta, Eri

    Pages 1-17

  • Conceptual Roadmap: Tea, China, and Leadership

    Hotta, Eri

    Pages 19-52

  • Prelude to the Fifteen Years’ War

    Hotta, Eri

    Pages 53-74

  • From Internationalism to Pan-Asianism

    Hotta, Eri

    Pages 75-106

  • Manchukuo and the Dream of Pan-Asia

    Hotta, Eri

    Pages 107-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60992-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230609921
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60103-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-27035-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37058-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 290
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