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Author Tierney, Robert Thomas, 1953- author, translator.

Title Monster of the twentieth century : Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan's first anti-imperialist movement / Robert Tierney
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]


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Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Kotoku Shusui and Anti-Imperialist Thought -- In the Shadow of Revolution -- What Is Imperialism? -- What Causes Imperialism? -- Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement -- The Boxer Rebellion and the Band of Idealists -- Heiminism and the Russo-Japanese War -- The Asian Solidarity Association and the High Treason Case -- Imperialism: Monster of the Twentieth Century -- Preface -- Three Preliminary Observations -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. On Patriotism -- Chapter 3. On Militarism -- Chapter 4. On Imperialism -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: The Monster of the Twenty-First Century? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary "This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan's anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century. It includes the first English translation of Kotoku Shusui's classic 1901 work Teikokushugi (Imperialism). 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. Imperialism was one of the first systematic criticisms of imperialism published anywhere in the world. In this seminal text, Shūsui condemns global imperialism as the commandeering of politics by national elites and denounces patriotism and militarism as the principal causes of imperialism. In addition to the translation, author and translator Robert Tierney offers an in-depth study of Shūsui's text and of the early anti-imperialist movement he led. Tierney's study places Shūsui's book within the broader context of early twentieth-century debates on the nature and causes of imperialism. It also offers a detailed account of the different stages of the Japanese anti-imperialist movement. Monster of the Twentieth Century constitutes a major contribution to the intellectual history of modern Japan and to the comparative study of critiques of capitalism and colonialism."--Provided by publisher
Analysis anarchy studies
anti imperialist movements japan
asian anarchists
asian solidarity association
asian studies
early 20th century
history of japan
imperial japan
intellectual history of modern japan
japanese anarchists
japanese political history
japanese socialist
kotoku shosui
radical journalism japan
russo japanese war
turn of the century japan
turn of the century japanese radicals
Notes Includes the first English translation of Kōtoku Shūsui's Imperialism by Robert Thomas Tierney
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Kōtoku, Shūsui, 1871-1911.
SUBJECT Kōtoku, Shūsui, 1871-1911 fast
Subject Socialists -- Japan -- Biography
Anarchists -- Japan -- Biography
Anti-imperialist movements -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Anti-imperialist movements
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Translation of: Kōtoku, Shūsui, 1871-1911. Nijisseiki no kaibutsu teikoku shugi. English.
ISBN 9780520961593