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