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From its creation in the early twentieth century, policymakers used the discourse of international law to legitimate Japan s empire. Although the Japanese state aggrandizers reliance on this discourse did not create the imperial nation Japan would become, their fluent use of its terms inscribed Japan s claims as legal practice within Japan and abroad. Focusing on Japan s annexation of Korea in 1910, Alexis Dudden gives long-needed attention to the intellectual history of the empire and brings to light presumptions of the ...

Japan's Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power 2006, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824831394

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Japan's Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power 2004, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824828295