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Author Young, Louise, 1960-

Title Japan's total empire : Manchuria and the culture of wartime imperialism / Louise Young
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 487 pages) : maps
Series Twentieth-century Japan ; 8
Twentieth-century Japan ; 8
Contents Manchukuo and Japan -- The jewel in the crown: the international context of Manchukuo -- War fever: imperial Jingoism and the mass media -- Go-fast imperialism: elite politics and mass mobilization -- Uneasy partnership: soldiers and capitalists in the colonial economy -- Brave new empire: utopian vision and the intelligentsia -- Reinventing agrarianism: rural crisis and the wedding of agriculture to empire -- The migration machine: Manchurian colonization and state growth -- Victims of empire -- The paradox of total empire
Summary At the heart of the empire Japan won and then lost in the Pacific War was Manchukuo, a puppet state created in Northeast China in 1932. Not unlike India for the British, Manchukuo was the crucible and symbol of empire for the Japanese. In this book, the first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young studies how people at home imagined, experienced, and built the empire that so threatened the world
Notes Originally published as hbk.: 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-456) and index
Notes American Historical Association John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History, 1998
Print version record
Subject Mukden Incident, China, 1931.
World politics -- 1933-1945.
Manchuria (China) -- History -- 1931-1945.
Japan -- History -- 1926-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Author American Council of Learned Societies.
LC no. 97001715
ISBN 9780520923157 (electronic bk)
0520923154 (electronic bk)
0585329826 (electronic bk)
9780585329826 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Manchuria and the culture of wartime imperialism
OTHER TI ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)