Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, 1920–Present

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Sven Saaler, Christopher W. A. Szpilman
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2011 - History - 408 pages
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This second 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 1920 to the present, 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: Roger H. Brown, Kristine Dennehy, Prasenjit Duara, Eddy Dufourmont, Curtis Anderson Gayle, Jung-Sun N. Han, Hatsuse Ryuhei, Eri Hotta, Eun-jeung Lee, Stefano von Loë, Ethan Mark, Muto Shutaro, Li Narangoa, Sven Saaler, Michael A. Schneider, Kyoko Selden, Mark Selden, Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Brij Tankha, Christian Uhl, and Torsten Weber.
  

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Contents

The Emergence of PanAsianism as an Ideal of Asian Identity and Solidarity 18502008
1
Part I THE RADICALIZATION OF JAPANESE PANASIANISM AND INTRAASIAN DISPUTES 19201930
43
Populist Fascist PanAsianist 19171942
45
Chapter Two The Yuzonshas War Cry 1920
55
The Dokokai 1921
63
Various Problems of Asia in Revival 1922
69
PanAsianism 1924
75
Islam and PanAsianism 1924
87
Part IV PANASIANISM AND WORLD WAR II 19401945
221
Chapter TwentyFour Matsuoka Yosuke and the Greater East Asian CoProsperity Sphere 1941
223
Chapter TwentyFive The First Greater East Asia Writers Conference 1942
229
Essays from the Culture Column of Greater Asia 1942
233
Chapter TwentySeven The Assembly of the Greater East Asiatic Nations 1943
243
Ichikawa Fusae 1940 Takamure Itsue 1940 and Inoue Hide 1944
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Education for Japanese Capable of Being Leaders of the Greater East Asia CoProsperity Sphere 1942
263
The Historical Basis of Greater Asianism 1945
271

Indian Culture and an Asian FederationBrij Tankha
93
Chapter Eight The PanAsiatic Society and the Conference of Asian Peoples in Nagasaki 1926
97
Indian Independence Asian Solidarity World Federation 1930
107
Part II PANASIANISM AND JAPANESE RESPONSES TO FASCISM AND TOTALITARIANISM 19301937
115
Japans Resolve 1932
117
Extraordinary Means for Extraordinary Times 1932
123
Chapter Twelve Matsumoto Gaku and the Japan Culture League 1933
129
Chapter Thirteen The Greater Asia Association and Matsui Iwane 1933
137
Imperial Asia 1937
149
Holy War for the Reconstruction of Asia 1937
155
Part III PANASIANISM AND THE QUEST FOR EMPIRE AND A NEW ORDER IN ASIA 19371940
161
Chapter Sixteen Japanese PanAsianism in Manchukuo 1935
163
Chapter Seventeen The Konoe Cabinets Declaration of a New Order in East Asia 1938
167
Chapter Eighteen Royama Masamichi and the Principles of an East Asian Cooperative Community 1938
175
On the East Asian League 1938
179
The Ideal of the East Asian Cooperative Body and the Objective Basis for Its Formation 1939
185
The New Asiatic Order 1939
193
Chapter TwentyTwo Ishiwara Kanjis Argument for an East Asian League 1940
201
Wang Jingwei and Zhou Huaren 1940
209
Part V PANASIANISM DURING THE COLD WAR 19451989
281
Asia and Western Dominance 1953
283
Asia in World History 1953
289
Chapter ThirtyThree The Bandung Conference 1955
299
Affirmation of the Greater East Asian War 1963
307
Japans Asianism 1963
317
Part VI PANASIANISM REGIONALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION 1989PRESENT
327
A Call for a New Concept of Asia 1993
329
The Voice of Asia 1995
335
PanAsianism Primacy of East Asia 1995
341
Prime Minister Koizumi in Singapore 2002
347
Chapter Forty Nakamura Tetsu and the Peshawarkai
353
Chinas New Asianism for the TwentyFirst Century 2006
359
Maritime Asia and the Future of a Northeast Asia Community 2008
371
Consolidated Bibliography
379
Index
407
List of Contributors to Volume 2
419
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Sven Saaler is associate professor of modern Japanese history at Sophia University, Tokyo. Christopher W. A. Szpilman is professor of modern Japanese history and international relations at Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka.

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