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.

Rethinking the Russo Japanese War 1904 5

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Publisher: Global Oriental
ISBN: 9004213430
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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.

Das moderne Japan 1868 1952

Author: Gerhard Krebs
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3486700898
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Dieses Buch basiert wie alle OGG-Bände auf der bewährten Dreiteilung - Darstellung, Grundprobleme und Tendenzen der Forschung, Quellen und Literatur. Im Darstellungsteil behandelt Gerhard Krebs die ausgehende Shogunatszeit mit der erzwungenen Landesöffnung, die Modernisierung der Meiji-Ära, den Aufstieg Japans zur Großmacht und den Übergang zur Demokratie nach dem verlorenen Zweiten Weltkrieg. Zäsuren und Brüche spielen dabei eine große Rolle, mindestens ebenso wichtig in der Geschichte des modernen Japans ist jedoch die Kontinuität von einer Ära zur vorhergehenden. Im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsteils steht die Wechselwirkung von Politik und Geschichtssicht bzw. Historiographie. Ein lange erwartetes, fundiertes Kompendium für Historiker und Japanologen, für Studenten, Dozenten und alle Japaninteressierten.

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.

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.

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.

Japan on Display

Author: Morris Low
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134195826
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Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the phenomenon of photography. The introduction and development of photography in the nineteenth century coincided with the need to make Hirohito’s grandfather, the young Meiji Emperor, more visible. Photo books and albums became a popular format for presenting seemingly objective images of the monarch, reminding the Japanese of their proximity to the Emperor, and the imperial family. In the twentieth century, these 'national albums’ provided a visual record of wars fought in the name of the Emperor, while also documenting the reconstruction of Tokyo, scientific expeditions, and imperial tours. Drawing on archival documents, photographs, and sources in both Japanese and English, this book throws new light on the history of twentieth-century Japan and the central role of Hirohito. With Japan’s defeat in the Pacific War, the Emperor was transformed from wartime leader to peace-loving scientist. Japan on Display seeks to understand this reinvention of a more 'human’ Emperor and the role that photography played in the process.

Russian Views of Japan 1792 1913

Author: David N. Wells
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415297303
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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.

A Russo Japanese War Poem

Author: Jane Oakley
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554497037
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.