Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1850–1920

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Sven Saaler, Christopher W. A. Szpilman
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2011 - History - 360 pages
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This first volume in a two-volume set provides the only comprehensive, Western-language history of Pan-Asianism through primary sources and commentaries. The book argues that Pan-Asianism, often—though unfairly—associated with the Yellow Peril, has been a powerful political and ideological force in modern Asia. It has shaped national identities and strongly influenced the development of international relations across Asia and the Pacific. Scholars have long recognized the importance of Pan-Asianism as an ideal of Asian solidarity, regional cooperation, and integration but also as an ideology that justified imperialist expansion and military aggression. Yet sustained research has been hampered by the difficulty of accessing primary sources.

Thoroughly remedying this problem, this unique sourcebook provides a wealth of documents on Pan-Asianism from 1850 to 1920, many translated for the first time from Asian languages. All sources are accompanied by expert commentaries that provide essential background information. Providing an essential overview of Pan-Asianism as it developed throughout modern Asia, this collection will be an indispensable tool for scholars in history, political science, international relations, and sociology. Its accessible presentation makes it a valuable resource for non-specialists as well.

Contributions by: Cemil Aydin, Yuan P. Cai, Peter Duus, Selçuk Esenbel, Jing He, Eri Hotta, Joël Joos, Kim Bongjin, Kyu Hyun Kim, Eun-jeung Lee, Matsuda Koichiro, Marc Andre Matten, Sven Saaler, Michael A. Schneider, Alistair Swale, Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Brij Tankha, Renée Worringer, and Urs Matthias Zachmann.
 

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Contents

The Emergence of PanAsianism as an Ideal of Asian Identity and Solidarity 18502008
1
Part I THE DAWN OF PANASIANISM 18501900
43
Chapter One The Concept of Asia before PanAsianism
45
Chapter Two The Foundation Manifesto of the Koakai Raising Asia Society and the Ajia Kyokai Asia Association 18801883
53
Chapter Three The Genyosha 1881 and Premodern Roots of Japanese Expansionism
61
Arao Sei and Inoue Masaji
69
Chapter Five Tarui Tokichis Arguments on Behalf of the Union of the Great East 1893
73
Chapter Six Konoe Atsumaro and the Idea of an Alliance of the Yellow Race 1898
85
A Critique of Easternism 1909
191
The World of Islam and the Spread of Islam in Japan 1910
195
A Discourse on Peace in East Asia 1910
205
The Asia of the Folk 1916
211
Greater Asianism and New Asianism 1919
217
Chapter TwentyThree Kurban Ali and the Tatar Community in Japan 1922
223
The Indian Independence Movement and Japan
231
WORLD WAR I AND PANASIANISM 19141920
241

Asia Is One 1903
93
Chapter Eight Okakura Tenshin and PanAsianism 19031906
101
Part II THE ERA OF IMPERIALISM AND PANASIANISM IN JAPAN 19001914
113
Chapter Nine The Foundation Manifesto of the Toa Dobunkai East Asian Common Culture Society 1898
115
Chapter Ten The Kokuryukai 19011920
121
Chapter Eleven Miyazaki Totens PanAsianism 19151919
133
Chapter Twelve PanAsianism the Yellow Peril and Suematsu Kencho 1905
141
Asia in Danger 1912
149
The White Peril 1913
161
Part III ASIAN RESPONSES TO IMPERIALISM AND JAPANESE PANASIANISM 19001922
169
Editorials from Tongnip Sinmun The Independent 18981899
171
Chapter Sixteen Zhang Taiyan and the Asiatic Humanitarian Brotherhood 1907
177
The Logic of Asia 19081909
185
Chapter TwentyFive Germany Sun Yatsen and PanAsianism 19171923
243
Kodera Kenkichi 1916 Sawayanagi Masataro 1919 and Sugita Teiichi 1920
255
An Unofficial History of the Chinese Revolution 1915 and The Outline of a Plan for the Reconstruction of Japan 1919
271
Chapter TwentyEight Tokutomi Soho and the Asiatic Monroe Doctrine 1917
279
To Japan 1917 and The Dawn over Asia 1920
287
Misunderstood Asianism and The Great Mission of Our Country 1917
297
PanAsian Solidarity as a Realist Grand Strategy 19171918
305
A Call to Reject the AngloAmerican Centered Peace 1918
311
Consolidated Bibliography
319
Index
347
List of Contributors to Volume 1
355
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Sven Saaler is professor of modern Japanese history at Sophia University, Tokyo.
Christopher W. A. Szpilman is professor of modern Japanese history at Teikyo University, Tokyo.

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