World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930 Hardback
Part of the Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 234 pages, 20 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 03/10/2013
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781107037700