Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05: Centennial perspectives, Volume 1

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Rotem Kowner, Ben-Ami Shillony
Global Oriental, 2007 - History - 512 pages
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Despite the growing number of publications on the Russo-Japanese War, an abundance of questions and issues related to this topic remain unsolved, or call for a reexamination. This 30-chapter volume, the first in the two-volume project Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, provides a comprehensive reexamination of the origins of the conflict, the various dimensions of the nineteen-month conflagration, the legacy of the war, and its place in the history of the twentieth century. Such an enterprise is not only timely but unique. It has benefited from a multinational team of thirty-two scholars from twelve nations representing a broad disciplinary background. The majority of them focus on topics never researched before and without exception provide a novel and critical view of the war. This reexamination is, of course, facilitated by a century-long perspective as well as an impressive assortment of primary and secondary sources, many of them unexplored and, in a number of cases, unavailable earlier.

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About the author (2007)

Rotem Kowner is Professor of Japanese History and Culture at the University of Haifa, Israel. A specialist in modern Japanese history with a particular interest in the Russo-Japanese War, he is the author of The Forgotten Campaign: The Russo-Japanese War and Its Legacy (2006), Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War (2006), and the edited volume The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War (2006).

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