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The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea 1895-1910

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What forces were behind Japan's emergence as the first non-Western colonial power at the turn of the twentieth century? Peter Duus brings a new perspective to Meiji expansionism in this pathbreaking study of Japan's acquisition of Korea, the largest of its colonial possessions. He shows how Japan's drive for empire was part of a larger goal to become the economic, diplomatic, and strategic equal of the Western countries who had imposed a humiliating treaty settlement on the country in the 1850s. Duus maintains that two ...

The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea 1895-1910 1998, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520213616

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