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Japans Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports, and War in China, 1895-1938 Barbara J. Brooks

Japans Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports, and War in China, 1895-1938

Barbara J. Brooks

Published September 28th 2000
ISBN : 9780824820626
Hardcover
296 pages
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In November 1937, Ishii Itaro, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministrys Bureau of Asiatic Affairs, reflected bitterly on the decline of the ministrys influence in China and his own long and debilitating struggle to guide China policy. Ishii was theMoreIn November 1937, Ishii Itaro, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministrys Bureau of Asiatic Affairs, reflected bitterly on the decline of the ministrys influence in China and his own long and debilitating struggle to guide China policy. Ishii was the most notable member of a group of middle-level diplomats who, having served in China, strongly advocated that Japan adopt policies in harmony with Chinas rising nationalism and national interests. Japans Imperial Diplomacy profiles this distinct strain of China service diplomat, while providing a comprehensive look at the institutional history and internal dynamics of the Japanese Foreign Ministry and its handling of China affairs in the years leading up to and through the Second World War.Moving from a thorough examination of a wide range of primary sources, including the extensive archives of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, memoirs, diaries, and unpublished speeches, Japans Imperial Diplomacy offers integrated interpretations of Japanese imperialism, diplomacy, and the bureaucratic restructuring of the 1930s that were fundamental to Japans version of fascism and the move toward war.