Nationalism and Internationalism in Imperial Japan: Autonomy, Asian Brotherhood, or World Citizenship?

1st Edition

Dick Stegewerns

Routledge
Published April 6, 2006
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415405966 - CAT# RU05963

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Summary

Throughout the history of modern Japan there has been a continuous struggle to create an integrated conception of how a politically and/or culturally autonomous Japan might relate to a pluralistic and interactive world. The aim of this study is to scrutinise nationalist and internationalist rhetoric by means of comparatively constant factors such as personal views of humanity, civilisation, progress, the nation and the outside world, and thus to develop new approaches towards the question of the relationship between Japanese nationalism and internationalism.
This project brings together a group of comparatively young scholars who analyse how different generations of opinion leaders in the Japanese pre-war modern era tried to solve what they perceived as the dilemma of nationalism and internationalism.

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