Anglo-Japanese Alienation 1919-1952: Papers of the Anglo-Japanese Conference on the History of the Second World War

Anglo-Japanese Alienation 1919-1952: Papers of the Anglo-Japanese Conference on the History of the Second World War

by Ian Nish (Editor)

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Overview

This collection of papers, selected from those given at the Anglo-Japanese Conference held in London in 1979, focuses on British and Japanese views of the events leading up to, during and immediately after the Second World War. 'Paired' chapters on the same period, one by a Japanese scholar, one by a British, illustrate the differing perspectives on the same events, and the long period of time covered allows the collection to demonstrate how greatly each country's view of the other changed with the changes in the international situation. The three sections cover the negotiations between Britain and Japan in the long run-up to the war, the activities of the two countries during the conflict, their planning for the post-war Far East and the actual relationship that emerged. Since the papers are grounded in the archives of both countries, the study is a pioneering and fascinating exploration of Anglo-Japanese relations during this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521136907
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/25/2010
Series: LSE Monographs in International Studies
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 942,155
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Abbreviations; Part I. The Process of Alienation, 1919–41: 1. Britain and the United States in Japan's view of the international system, 1919–37 Chihiro Hosoya; 2. Japan in Britain's view of the international system, 1919–37 Ian Nish; 3. Britain and the United States in Japan's view of the international system, 1937–41 Chihiro Hosoya; 4. A consideration of Anglo-Japanese relations: Japanese views of Britain, 1937–41 Katsumi Usui, Postscript: Anglo-Japanese attitudes, 1940–1 Nobutoshi Hagihara; 5. Britain and the opening of the war in Asia, 1937–41 Peter Lowe; Part II. The War Years, 1941–5: 6. Japanese strategy and the Pacific War, 1941–5 Kiyoshi Ikeda; 7. Military policy-makers behind Japanese strategy against Britain Minoru Nomura; 8. British strategy and the far eastern war, 1941–5 Henry Probert; 9. Wartime Japanese planning for post-war Asia Akira Iriye; 10. Wartime British planning for the post-war far east Christopher Thorne; Part III. Aftermath and Conclusions: 11. From bitter enmity to cold partnership: Japanese views of the United Kingdom, 1945–52 Akio Watanabe; 12. Britain's view of post-war Japan, 1945–9 Gordon Daniels; 13. Some reflections on the conference from the Japanese side Chihiro Hosoya; 14. Work completed and work as yet unborn: some reflections on the conference from the British side Donald Cameron Watt; Index.

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