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Regionalism or Imperialism: Japan’s Options toward a Protected Korea after the Russo-Japanese War, 1905–10

  • Toyomi Asano
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Abstract

Scholarly and public interest in the history of empires continues to become more widespread, not only in Europe and the United States, but also in Japan. A specific trait of Japan’s imperial history is that it is often associated negatively with the current idea of East Asian regionalism. Historically, empire-building based upon transnational human and institutional connections had its own dynamism and was pushed by the structure of international norms in each era. This chapter argues that Japan’s annexation of Korea in 1910 was an outcome of the failure of Japan’s protectorate policies, which had been an alternative historical option, a confederative regionalist project that was a kind of softly constructed empire-building.1

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Japanese Government Korean Government Judicial System Industrial Property Western Power 
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