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Army, Empire and Politics in Meiji Japan: The Three Careers of General Katsura Taro Stewart Lone

Army, Empire and Politics in Meiji Japan: The Three Careers of General Katsura Taro

Stewart Lone

Published May 23rd 2000
ISBN : 9786613191793
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256 pages
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Dramatic innovations in modern Japan include a mass army, overseas empire, and constitutional polity. This is the first book to link these changes in the Meiji era (1868-1912). It focuses on the life of General Katsura Taro, one of the architects ofMoreDramatic innovations in modern Japan include a mass army, overseas empire, and constitutional polity. This is the first book to link these changes in the Meiji era (1868-1912). It focuses on the life of General Katsura Taro, one of the architects of the modern military, a leading figure in Japanese colonialism, and prime minister through the 1900s. Challenging the received wisdom about Japanese militarism and imperialism, it exposes the armys ambivalence about empire but also its positive role in political change.