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Author Tierney, Robert Thomas, 1953- author

Title Monster of the twentieth century : Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan's first anti-imperialist movement / Robert Thomas Tierney
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary Kōtoku Shūsui was a Japanese socialist, anarchist, and critic of Japan's imperial expansionism who was executed in 1911 for his alleged participation in a plot to kill the emperor. His 1901 work 'Teikokushugi' (Imperialism) was one of the first systematic criticisms of imperialism published anywhere in the world, condemning global imperialism as the commandeering of politics by national elites and denouncing patriotism and militarism as its principal causes. Robert Thomas Tierney offers an in-depth study of the text and the early anti-imperialist movement Kōtoku led, placing his book within the broader context of early 20th-century debates on the nature and causes of imperialism and presenting a detailed account of the different stages of the Japanese anti-imperialist movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 19, 2015)
Subject Kōtoku, Shūsui, 1871-1911.
Anti-imperialist movements -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520961595 (ebook)
9780520961593 (ebook)
OTHER TI University press scholarship online