The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War

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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.


1. Between a Colonial Clash and World War Zero: The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War in a Global Perspective Rotem Kowner I. The Belligerents 2. The War as a Turning Point in Modern Japanese History Rotem Kowner 3. If Japan Had Lost the War ... Peter Duus 4. The War and the Fate of the Tsarist Autocracy Jonathan Frankel 5. From Enemies to Allies: The War and Russo-Japanese Relations Peter Berton II. Europe and the United States 6. The Fragmenting of the Old World Order: Britain, the Great Powers, and the War Thomas G. Otte 7. Germany, the Russo-Japanese War and the Road to the Great War Matthew S. Seligman 8. The Impact of the War on the French Political Scene Patrick Beillevaire 9. The Emergence of a New Rivalry: The War and the United States Tal Tovy and Sharon Halevi 10. White Mongols? The War and American Discourses on Race and Religion Joseph M. Henning III. East Asia and the Colonial World 11. The Impact of the War on China Harold Z. Schiffrin 12. On the Confluence of History and Memory: The Significance of the War for Korea Guy Podoler and Michael Robinson 13. Ironies of History: The War and the Origins of East Asian Radicalism Yitzhak Shichor 14. Tokyo as a Shared Mecca of Modernity: War Echoes in the Colonial Malay World Michael Laffan 15. India and the War T.R. Sareen IV. The Military Arena 16. A Model Not to Follow: The European Armies and the Lessons of the War Yigal Sheffy 17. The Impact of the War on Naval Warfare Rotem Kowner 18. The Road to Jutland? The War and the German Navy Cord Eberspaecher Contributors Bibliography


University of Haifa, Israel

EAN: 9780415368247
ISBN: 0415368243
Untertitel: 'Routledge Studies in the Moder'. Episodes/Uncut. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 348 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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