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The abacus and the sword : the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910, Peter Duus

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The abacus and the sword : the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910
Title
The abacus and the sword
Title remainder
the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910
Statement of responsibility
Peter Duus
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Duus analyzes Japan's acquisition of Korea, the largest and most populous of its colonial possessions, as the result of two separate but interlinked processes, one political/military and the other economic: every attempt at increasing Japanese political influence licensed new opportunities for trade, and every new push for Japanese economic interest buttressed, and sometimes justified, further political advances. The sword was the servant of the abacus; the abacus, the handmaiden of the sword. The political process was driven by the attempt of the Meiji leaders, backed and prodded by politicians and military men at home, to create a stable cadre of Korean collaborators committed to self-strengthening; when this attempt failed, the Japanese leaders finally decided to extend full political control over the peninsula. The economic process, propelled by industrial change, involved penetration of the Korean market by an anonymous army of Japanese traders, sojourners, and settlers in search of new economic opportunities. While suggesting that Meiji imperialism shared much with Western colonial expansion that provided both its model and its context, Duus also argues that it was "backward imperialism," shaped by Japan's sense of inferiority to the West, as well as its relatively undeveloped economy, limited history of foreign contacts, economic dependency on the advanced economies, and intense desire to catch up. Drawing on a diverse range of new source material, this careful and informed study casts light on a wide array of topics in social, economic, and diplomatic history and contributes to a better understanding of modern Japanese imperialism
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1933-
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Duus, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS882
LC item number
.D88 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Japon
  • Japon
  • Corée
  • Corée
  • Japon
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Expansie (macht)
  • Imperialisme
  • International relations
Label
The abacus and the sword : the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910, Peter Duus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--P. [ii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-459) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Origins of Meiji Imperialism -- The Korean Question, 1876-1894 -- The Failed Protectorate, 1894-1895 -- Japanese Power in Limbo, 1895-1898 -- The Race for Concessions, 1895-1901 -- Toward the Protectorate, 1901-1905 -- The Politics of the Protectorate, 1905-1910 -- Capturing the Market: Japanese Trade in Korea -- Dreams of Brocade: Migration to Korea -- Strangers in a Strange Land: The Settler Community -- The Korean Land Grab: Agriculture and Land Acquisition -- Defining the Koreans: Images of Domination -- Conclusion: Mimesis and Dependence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 480 pages, [13] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520086142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94006118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30078652
  • (OCoLC)ocm30078652
Label
The abacus and the sword : the Japanese penetration of Korea, 1895-1910, Peter Duus
Publication
Note
"A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--P. [ii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Origins of Meiji Imperialism -- The Korean Question, 1876-1894 -- The Failed Protectorate, 1894-1895 -- Japanese Power in Limbo, 1895-1898 -- The Race for Concessions, 1895-1901 -- Toward the Protectorate, 1901-1905 -- The Politics of the Protectorate, 1905-1910 -- Capturing the Market: Japanese Trade in Korea -- Dreams of Brocade: Migration to Korea -- Strangers in a Strange Land: The Settler Community -- The Korean Land Grab: Agriculture and Land Acquisition -- Defining the Koreans: Images of Domination -- Conclusion: Mimesis and Dependence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 480 pages, [13] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520086142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94006118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30078652
  • (OCoLC)ocm30078652

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