The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero, Volume 2

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David Wolff, John W. Steinberg
BRILL, 2005 - History - 583 pages
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Like Volume one, Volume two of "The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective" examines the Russo-Japanese War in its military, diplomatic, social, political, and cultural context. In this volume East Asian contributors focus on the Asian side of the war to flesh out the assertion that the Russo-Japanese War was, in fact, World War Zero, the first global conflict of the 20th century. The contributors demonstrate that the Russo-Japanese War, largely forgotten in the aftermath of World War I, actually was a precursor to the catastrophe that engulfed the world less than a decade after the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. This study also helps us better understand Japan as it emerged at the beginning of its fateful 20th century.
 

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The product of a conference convened in Japan to commemorate the centennial of the conflict, this collection of papers is definitely inter-library-loan fodder (if only for the eye-watering price), as ... Read full review

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PART II THE HOME FRONT
203
PART III THE CULTURAL PRISM
355
PART IVREGIONAL RELATIONS DURING AND AFTER THE WAR
433
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
571
INDEX
577
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David Wolff is Professor of Eurasian History at the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. He is the author of To the Harbin Station: The Liberal Alternative in Russian Manchuria, 1898-1914.Steven G. Marks is Professor of History at Clemson University in South Carolina. He is author of How Russia Shaped the Modern World: From Art to Anti-Semitism, Ballet to Bolshevism, and Road to Power: The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the colonialization of Asian Russia, 1850-1917.Bruce W. Menning is a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. A specialist in modern Russian military history, he is the author of Bayonets before Bullets: The Imperial Russian Army, 1861-1914.David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye is Associate Professor of Russian and East Asian History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. He, together with Bruce Menning, edited Reforming the Tsar's Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution.John W. Steinberg is Associate Professor of History at Georgia Southern University. His book on the education, training, and performance of the Imperial Russian General Staff, 1898-1914 is forthcoming.Yokote Shinji is Professor of Russian History and Politics at Keio University. He is most recently author of Higashi Ajia no Roshia (Russia in East Asia).

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