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World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919–1930: 39 (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, Series Number 39)

World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919–1930: 39 (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, Series Number 39)

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Frederick R. Dickinson
Cambridge University Press, 10/3/2013
EAN 9781107037700, ISBN10: 1107037700

Hardcover, 234 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Frederick R. Dickinson illuminates a new, integrative history of interwar Japan that highlights the transformative effects of the Great War far from the Western Front. World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919–1930 reveals how Japan embarked upon a decade of national reconstruction following the Paris Peace Conference, rivalling the monumental rebuilding efforts in post-Versailles Europe. Taking World War I as his anchor, Dickinson examines the structural foundations of a new Japan, discussing the country's wholehearted participation in new post-war projects of democracy, internationalism, disarmament and peace. Dickinson proposes that Japan's renewed drive for military expansion in the 1930s marked less a failure of Japan's interwar culture than the start of a tumultuous domestic debate over the most desirable shape of Japan's twentieth-century world. This stimulating study will engage students and researchers alike, offering a unique, global perspective of interwar Japan.

Introduction
1. World War I as anchor
2. Structural foundations of a new Japan
3. Internationalism
4. Democracy
5. Disarmament
6. World power
7. Culture of peace
8. Hamaguchi Osachi and the triumph of the new Japan
Conclusion
Bibliography.