The Russo Japanese War in Cultural Perspective 1904 05

Author: D. Wells
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230514588
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The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 has been widely seen as a historical turning-point. For the first time in modern history an Asian and a European country competed on equal terms, overturning the prevailing balance of power. Based on a wide range of original source material in Russian, Japanese and other languages, this book goes beyond the military and international political grand narratives to examine the war's social, cultural, literary and intellectual impact in their historical context. In Japan the war reinforced the country's self-image as a 'coming' nation, while in Russia, combined with the revolution of 1905 and later political and social upheaval, it was seen as separating the old régime from the new. Throughout the world, 'spirit' was seen to be a decisive factor, and cultural considerations determined the war's interpretation. Featuring contributions by established scholars in the fields of military history and the history and literature of both Russia and Japan, this book offers for the first time a comparative perspective on the symbolic meaning of the conflict.

The Russo Japanese War in Global Perspective

Author: David Wolff
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047411129
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Like Volume one, Volume two of The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective examines the Russo-Japanese War in its military, diplomatic, social, political, and cultural context. In this volume East Asian contributors focus on the Asian side of the war to flesh out the assertion that the Russo-Japanese War was, in fact, World War Zero, the first global conflict of the 20th century. The contributors demonstrate that the Russo-Japanese War, largely forgotten in the aftermath of World War I, actually was a precursor to the catastrophe that engulfed the world less than a decade after the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. This study also helps us better understand Japan as it emerged at the beginning of its fateful 20th century.

Rethinking the Russo Japanese War 1904 05

Author: Rotem Kowner
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This two volume series is comprised of essays by leading international scholars in their field during two different conferences which took place in 2004 and 2005. The first volume's essays are from the Centennial Conference held in Jerusalem and Haifa, discussing topics such as: the military, international and economic aspects of the war, the media and mutual images during the Russo-Japanese War, the cultural and artistic expressions of the war, the repercussions of the war in Japan and Russia, and the war in the West and Asia. The second volume's essays are from a special conference at Nichinan, Kyushu, Japan, discussing topics such as: the force of personality, facets of neutrality, the power of intelligence, interior lines, gender and race and global repercussions.

Rethinking the Russo Japanese War 1904 05 Centennial perspectives

Author: Rotem Kowner
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Many questions and issues related to the Russo-Japanese War remain unsolved, or call for a reexamination. This volume, the first of two, provides a comprehensive reexamination of the origins of the conflict, the various dimensions of the nineteen-month conflagration, the legacy of the war, and its place in the history of the twentieth century.

Historical Dictionary of the Russo Japanese War

Author: Rotem Kowner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442281847
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on the battles, weaponry, and major personalities of the war, but also various international events and conflicts that led to the war.

The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905

Author: Geoffrey Jukes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472810031
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The Russo-Japanese war saw the first defeat of a major European imperialist power by an Asian country. When Japanese and Russian expansionist interests collided over Manchuria and Korea, the Tsar assumed Japan would never dare to fight. However, after years of planning, Japan launched a surprise attack on the Russian Port Arthur, on the Liaoyang Peninsula in 1904 and the war that followed saw Japan win major battles against Russia. This book explains the background and outbreak of the war, then follows the course of the fighting at Yalu River, Sha-ho, and finally Mukden, the largest battle anywhere in the world before the First World War.

The Russo Japanese War in Global Perspective

Author: David Wolff
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047411129
Format: PDF, ePub
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Like Volume one, Volume two of The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective examines the Russo-Japanese War in its military, diplomatic, social, political, and cultural context. In this volume East Asian contributors focus on the Asian side of the war to flesh out the assertion that the Russo-Japanese War was, in fact, World War Zero, the first global conflict of the 20th century. The contributors demonstrate that the Russo-Japanese War, largely forgotten in the aftermath of World War I, actually was a precursor to the catastrophe that engulfed the world less than a decade after the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. This study also helps us better understand Japan as it emerged at the beginning of its fateful 20th century.

Russian Views of Japan 1792 1913

Author: David N. Wells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134432070
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Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter Japanese and were increasingly eager to establish diplomatic and trading relations with Japan. This book presents rare narratives written by Russians, including official envoys, scholars and, later, tourists, who visited Japan between 1792 and 1913. The introduction and notes set these narratives in the context of the history of Russo-Japanese relations and the genre of European travel writing, showing how the Russian writers combined ethnographic interests with the assertion of Russian and European values, simultaneously inscribing power relations and negotiating cultural difference.

The Impact of the Russo Japanese War

Author: Rotem Kowner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134206682
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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.

Inventing the Way of the Samurai

Author: Oleg Benesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706626
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Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the 'way of the samurai' - bushid=o - in modern Japan. Bushid=o is often viewed as a defining element of the Japanese national character and even the 'soul of Japan'. This volume demonstrates that bushid=o was not a continuation of ancient traditions, but rather developed from a search for identity during Japan's modernization in the late nineteenth century. This bookconsiders the events and writings that drove the dramatic growth of bushid=o, which tended to emphasize martial virtues and absolute loyalty to the emperor, and became a key ideology before and during the Second World War. Unlike otherwartime ideologies, bushid=o was revived soon after 1945, and is a popular and influential concept in Japan and other countries today. This book further examines the characteristics of bushid=o that have allowed it to recover and again be popularly perceived as a pivotal element of Japanese culture.