Army, empire and politics in Meiji Japan : the three careers of General Katsura Tarō

Stewart Lone

Japan emerged as a military and imperial power in the Meiji era (1868-1912). This pathbreaking book is the first in English to link the dramatic innovations of that period: the creation of a mass army, the onset of overseas expansion, the introduction of a constitution and party politics. Central to all of these changes was General Katsura Taro, one of the architects of the army, a leading figure in Japanese colonialism, and prime minister for many of the crucial years, 1901-13. Far more than a biography, this book challenges the stereotypes of Japanese militarism and imperialism. It charts the often uncertain development of the army as an institution, explains the continuities and confusion in military thinking about imperial expansion, and demonstrates the positive role of some in the army towards political change. Through a key individual, it provides an entirely new picture of Meiji Japan.

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  • Acknowledgements Introduction The Imperial Army Imperial Japan at War 1894-95 Empire: Taiwan and 'The Taiwan Society' Burdens of Empire: Army Minister 1989-1900 The Boxer War Political Campaigns: Prime-Minister 1901-04 Wars and Peace 1904-05 The Army and Continental Imperialism 1906-07 The Oriental Society: Imperial Education and Enterprise 1907-08 Empire and Order 1908-10 The End of Meiji: Army, Empire and Taisho Politics 1911-13 Conclusion Bibliography Index

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書名 Army, empire and politics in Meiji Japan : the three careers of General Katsura Tarō
著作者等 Lone, Stewart
桂 太郎
出版元 Palgrave;Macmillan;St. Martin's Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 vii, 247 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0312232896
NCID BA47165223
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス