Post-war Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Apr 23, 2015 - History - 272 pages
In Post-war Japan as a Sea Power, Alessio Patalano incorporates new, exclusive source material to develop an innovative approach to the study of post-war Japan as a military power. This archival-based history of Asia's most advanced navy, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), looks beyond the traditional perspective of viewing the modern Japanese military in light of the country's alliance with the US. The book places the institution in a historical context, analysing its imperial legacy and the role of Japan's shattering defeat in WWII in the post-war emergence of Japan as East Asia's 'sea power'.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Conventions
The Navy of Imperial Japan
The Imperial Navy of the Postwar
The Education of a New Navy
Ships Men and the Image of the Naval Profession
The Sea Power of the Pacific
The Quest for a Balanced Fleet
The Past and the Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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About the author (2015)

Alessio Patalano is Lecturer in East Asian Warfare and Security at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK.

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