Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism

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University of California Press, 1999 - 487 Seiten
In this first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young offers an incisive examination of the nature of Japanese imperialism. Focusing on the domestic impact of Japan's activities in Northeast China between 1931 and 1945, Young considers "metropolitan effects" of empire building: how people at home imagined and experienced the empire they called Manchukuo.
Contrary to the conventional assumption that a few army officers and bureaucrats were responsible for Japan's overseas expansion, Young finds that a variety of organizations helped to mobilize popular support for Manchukuo--the mass media, the academy, chambers of commerce, women's organizations, youth groups, and agricultural cooperatives--leading to broad-based support among diverse groups of Japanese. As the empire was being built in China, Young shows, an imagined Manchukuo was emerging at home, constructed of visions of a defensive lifeline, a developing economy, and a settler's paradise.
 

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Manchukuo and Japan
3
The International Context
21
and Mass Mobilization
115
THE MANCHURIAN EXPERIMENT IN COLONIAL
180
and the Intelligentsia
241
THE NEW SOCIAL IMPERIALISM AND THE FARM
305
and State Growth
352
CONCLUSION
415
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Über den Autor (1999)

Louise Young is Assistant Professor of History at New York University. She has won the John F. Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association and Hiromi Arisawa Award of the American Association of University Presses with this work.

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