Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century by Greg DonaghyContradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century by Greg Donaghy

Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century

EditorGreg Donaghy, Patricia E. Roy

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Contradictory Impulses is a comprehensive study of thesocial, political, and economic interactions between Canada and Japanfrom the late nineteenth century until today. Leading scholars drawupon the most recent archival research to examine an importantbilateral relationship that has matured in fits and starts over thepast century.

Canada’s early participation in the Asia-Pacific region washindered by “contradictory impulses” shaping its approach.For over half a century, racist restrictions curtailed immigration fromJapan, even as Canadians manoeuvred for access to the fabled wealth ofthe Orient. Canada’s relations with Japan have changed profoundlysince then. As Contradictory Impulses makes clear, the twocountries’ political, economic, and diplomatic interests are nowmore closely aligned than ever before and wrapped up in a web ofreinforcing cultural and social ties.

Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Patricia E. Roy is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Victoria and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Contributors: Carin Holroyd, Masako Iino, Hamish Ion, Gregory A. Johnson, John Kirton, Richard Leclerc, Joh...
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Title:Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.95 × 5.94 × 0.14 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774814446

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Table of Contents

Figure and Tables
Acknowledgments

Introduction / Greg Donaghy and Patricia E. Roy

1 Soul Searchers and Soft Power: The Canadian Protestant MissionaryMovement in Japan, 1873-1951 / Hamish Ion

2 God's Envoys: Canadian Catholic Missionaries in Japan, 1898-2000/ Richard Leclerc

3 Transitional Relations: Japanese Immigration and the Suian MaruAffair, 1900-11 / David Sulz

4 A Menace to the Country and the Empire: Perceptions of the JapaneseMilitary Threat to Canada before 1931 / Gregory A. Johnson and GalenRoger Perras

5 Pacific Beginnings: Canada and Japan between the Wars, 1929-41 / JohnD. Meehan

6 Only If Necessary: Canada's War against Japan, 1941-45 / BillRawling

7 Rethinking the Occupation: E.H. Norman, Canada, and the AmericanEmpire in Asia, 1945-51 / John Price

8 Two Other Solitudes: Encounters between Japanese Canadians and FrenchCanadians, 1900-50 / Greg Robinson

9 Reopening the Door: Japanese Remigration and Immigration, 1945-68 /Patricia E. Roy

10 Under the Radar: Japanese Investment in Canada since 1945 / CarinHolroyd

11 Smiling Diplomacy Redux: Trudeau's Engagement with Japan,1968-76 / Greg Donaghy

12 North Pacific Neighbours in a New World: Canada-Japan Relations,1984-2006 / John Kirton

13 Canadian Chanceries in Tokyo / Marie-Josée Therrien

14 Projecting Canada in Japan: Reflections on the Japanese Associationfor Canadian Studies, 1979-2004 / Masako Iino

Conclusion / Patricia E. Roy and Greg Donaghy

Suggested Reading
Glossary
Contributors
Index

Editorial Reviews

Contradictory Impulses with its wide range of essays and comprehensive suggestions for further reading, is an important contribution to the literature on Canada and the Pacific in the twentieth century. The book is a welcome contribution to a field still dominated by scholarly interests in Canada and the Anglo-American world and where Canada's connections with Asia and the Pacific are too often ignored or mentioned only in passing. - Laura Madokorok, University of British Columbia - H-Canada - 20090901