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Sino-Japanese War and Birth of Japanese Nationalism

Sino-Japanese War and Birth of Japanese Nationalism

The Sino-Japanese War and the Birth of Japanese
Otaku Code: 81969X
ISBN: 9784903452203
Category: Other Books
Pages: 184
Language: English
Condition: Brand New
Format: 6.25 x 9 inches / 155 x 265 mm
Release Date: May 14, 2011
Status: Out of print
Price USD: $59.99
   
Non-fiction book.

The Sino-Japanese War and the Birth of
Japanese Nationalism

The Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) did more than rob China of its centrality. It served as the impetus that transformed the Japanese, until then confined to their limited island habitat, into a nascent empire that had just gained the first of its colonial possessions, Taiwan. . . . This was accompanied by a movement attempting to reform the traditional domestic social order to create a unified nation of individuals with equal civil rights. With the disintegration of the hierarchical international order centered on China, forces of nationalism were awakened in the surrounding countries, which in turn encouraged democratic reforms. . . . Yet even in Japan itself, such nationalism did not really permeate the general population until the advent of the Sino-Japanese War. This book presents a vivid picture of the way in which the war plunged Japanese society into a nationalistic fervor, analyzing its manifestations in journalistic competition to report the war, popular theater, victory celebrations, children’s games, school textbooks, and the construction of war memorials.

—Mitani Hiroshi, University of Tokyo
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