Japan, Race and Equality: The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Social Science - 272 pages
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This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds underlines the complexity of politics and diplomacy surrounding the racial equality proposal and analyses the effect of the failure of the proposal on Japan's politics in the 1920s and 1930s.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Negotiating Racial Equality at the Peace Conference ...
13
2 Domestic Politics and the League of Nations
38
3 Immigration and the diplomacy of Saving Face ...
68
4 Japans Status as a Great Power
89
5 Australia Overwhelms the British Empire Delegation ...
117
6 The American Opposition
137
7 Conclusions and Reflections
164
Notes
189
Bibliography
233
Index
248
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