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Author Weber, Torsten, author
Title Embracing 'Asia' in China and Japan : Asianism discourse and the contest for hegemony, 1912-1933 / Torsten Weber
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  303.48251 W376    AVAILABLE    30550100631405
 人文社會聯圖  DS740.5.J3 W43 2018    AVAILABLE    30600020117835
Descript xxi, 407 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-389) and index
This book examines how Asianism became a key concept in mainstream political discourse between China and Japan and how it was used both domestically and internationally in the contest for political hegemony. It argues that, from the early 1910s to the early 1930s, this contest changed Chinese and Japanese perceptions of?Asia?, from a concept that was foreign-referential, foreign-imposed, peripheral, and mostly negative and denied (in Japan) or largely ignored (in China) to one that was self-referential, self-defined, central, and widely affirmed and embraced. As an ism, Asianism elevated?Asia? as a geographical concept with culturalist-racialist implications to the status of a full-blown political principle and encouraged its proposal and discussion vis-ᡭvis other political doctrines of the time, such as nationalism, internationalism, and imperialism. By the mid-1920s, a great variety of conceptions of Asianism had emerged in the transnational discourse between Japan and China. Terminologically and conceptually, they not only paved the way for the appropriation of?Asia? discourse by Japanese imperialism from the early 1930s onwards but also facilitated the embrace of Sino-centric conceptions of Asianism by Chinese politicians and collaborators
Subject Nationalism -- China -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
National characteristics, Chinese
National characteristics, Japanese
Hegemony -- China -- History -- 20th century
Hegemony -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
China -- Relations -- Japan
Japan -- Relations -- China
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