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Japanese Imperialism 1894–1945$
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W. G. Beasley

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198221685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221685.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Nature of Japanese Imperialism

Conclusion: The Nature of Japanese Imperialism

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(p.251) 16 Conclusion: The Nature of Japanese Imperialism
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Japanese Imperialism 1894–1945
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W. G. Beasley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221685.003.0016

In the decade after 1894, alignment with Britain and the United States was the necessary concomitant of putting together the rudiments of a Japanese empire. In the second stage, starting in 1905, Japanese imperialism became more self-assertive. After 1930, though there had been indications of it as early as the First World War, Japanese leaders set out to substitute a Japan-centred system of imperialism in East Asia for that which they had inherited from the nineteenth-century West. One general influence on these developments was the process of economic modernization within Japan. This chapter concludes that imperialism is like the blind men's elephant: its nature depends on which part of it one studies.

Keywords:   strategy, military aristocracy, West imperialism, Japanese empire, economic modernization

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