Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan

Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

  • Editors
  • Joanne Miyang Cho
  • Lee M. Roberts
  • Christian W. Spang

Part of the Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies book series (PSAGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Joanne Miyang Cho, Lee M. Roberts, Christian W. Spang
      Pages 1-15
  3. Ambivalent Partners in Modernization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Takenaka Toru
      Pages 19-34
    3. Sven Saaler
      Pages 35-51
    4. Joanne Miyang Cho
      Pages 53-70
    5. Lee M. Roberts
      Pages 71-88
  4. Transnational Partners between Two World Wars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sarah Panzer
      Pages 91-106
    3. Hans K. Rode, Christian W. Spang
      Pages 107-126
    4. Joanne Miyang Cho, Lee M. Roberts, Christian W. Spang
      Pages 147-162
  5. Post-World War II Affinity: Pariah Nations?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. David M. Crowe
      Pages 165-184
    3. Rolf-Harald Wippich
      Pages 207-225
    4. Volker Stanzet
      Pages 227-245
    5. Birgit Maier-Katkin, Lee M. Roberts
      Pages 247-266
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-280

About this book


Showcasing moments of convergence between the German and Japanese cultures towards common points of interest over the last one hundred fifty years, the chapters in this book cover such topics as culture, diplomacy, geography, history, law, literature, philosophy, politics, and sports. From the creation of two similar modern nation-states, to the aggressive struggle for national supremacy and subsequent total defeat in 1945, the necessity of coping with their earlier militarism and parallel economic miracles in the postwar era, Germans and Japanese look back on a remarkably similar past.


German Democratic Republic Japan Treaty Imitation Federal Republic of Japan Berlin Tokyo Expansion Germany history Judaism nation peace society World History

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57944-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57397-1
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