294 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 in
May 1, 1994
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0198221681
ISBN - 13: 9780198221685
From the Publisher
This is a study of the origins and nature of Japanese imperialism from the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895 through to 1945. Japan is the only Asian country in modern times to have built both a successful industrial economy and an empire, and it is Professor Beasley's contention that these two
phenomena are closely related. Japan's aims were influenced by its experience of western imperialism and its own growing industrialization, but as external circumstances changed and Japan's capacity grew, so did its needs and ambitions.
The creation of the Japanese empire is one of the most remarkable exploits of the twentieth century. Professor Beasley has provided a much-needed scholarly investigation into its development, expansion, and eventual destruction.
About the Author
W. G. Beasley is at University of London, Honorary Member of the Japan Academy, Fellow of the British Academy.
`W. G. Beasley's fascinating, lucid, and brilliant account ... provides the best balanced explanation ever written about the complex factors that together pushed Japan to impose its power on its neighbours.'
Journal of Asian Studies