Wars and Rumours of War, 1918-1945: Japan, the West and Asia Pacific
Title
Wars and Rumours of War, 1918-1945: Japan, the West and Asia Pacific
Subtitle
Series 1: 1918-1937: From Armistice to North China
Price
€ 875,00
ISBN
9781898823247
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
3655
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
18 x 25.5 x 31 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies

Roger Buckley

Wars and Rumours of War, 1918-1945: Japan, the West and Asia Pacific

Series 1: 1918-1937: From Armistice to North China

Wars and Rumours of War brings together a wide selection of contemporary English-language primary material in order to illustrate how authors from both Asia and the West saw contemporary events. For the first time, this new series makes available books, journal essays and periodical articles, many of which may be absent from standard bibliographies, with a view to widening debate and underlining the diversity of opinion that was available to contemporary audiences in Asia and beyond who were anxious to follow developments as they unfolded. Roger Buckley, who also edited the successful The Post-War Occupation of Japan (2013) series, argues that no apology should be required for this immediacy and that evidence drawn from the era must remain the bedrock for any retrospective analysis. In a world of rival imperialisms all the powers wished to safeguard their interests on the Asian continent by deploying military force as and when an emergency dictated.
Author

Roger Buckley

Roger Buckley is academic visitor NI at St Antony's, Oxford and teaches at ICU Tokyo. He is author of US-Japan Human Rights Diplomacy Post 1945 : Trafficking, Debates, Outcomes and Documents, two vols, (Renaissance Books - Amsterdam University Press, 2021), and War and Rumours of War : Japan, the West and Asia Pacific , 1918-1945 (ed and intro), Two Series. Series One: 1918-1937: From Armistice to North China, vols 1 - 6, (Renaissance Books & Eureka Press Kyoto, 2016). Series Two: 1937-1945 : From Manchuria to Tokyo Bay (Renaissance Books & Eureka Press Kyoto, 2017).