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Curse on this country : the rebellious army of imperial Japan

Orbach, Danny

Ithaca : London : Cornell University Press, 2017


  • Titre :
    Curse on this country : the rebellious army of imperial Japan
  • Auteur(s) : Orbach, Danny
  • Éditeur : Ithaca : London : Cornell University Press
  • Parution : 2017
  • Notes : Bibliogr. p. 341-360 - Index p. 361-367
    "In Curse on This Country, Danny Orbach explains the culture of rebellion in the Japanese armed forces. It was a culture created by a series of seemingly innocent decisions, each reasonable in its own right, which led to a gradual weakening of Japanese government control over its army and navy. The consequences were dire, as the armed forces dragged the government into more and more of China across the 1930s--a culture of rebellion that made the Pacific War possible. Orbach argues that brazen defiance, rather than blind obedience, was the motive force of modern Japanese history. Curse on This Country follows a series of dramatic events: assassinations in the dark corners of Tokyo, the famous rebellion of Saigō Takamori, the “accidental” invasion of Taiwan, the Japanese ambassador’s plot to murder the queen of Korea, and the military-political crisis in which the Japanese prime minister “changed colors.” Finally, through the sinister plots of the clandestine Cherry Blossom Society, we follow the deterioration of Japan into chaos, fascism, and world war." -- Publisher's description
  • Sujets : Insubordination -- Japon -- Histoire;
    Discipline militaire -- Japon -- Histoire;
    Sociologie militaire -- Japon -- Histoire;
    Insubordination -- Japan -- History;
    Military discipline -- Japan -- History;
    Sociology, Military -- Japan -- History;
    Histoire militaire -- Japon -- 1868-1945;
    Japan -- History, Military -- 1868-1945
  • Sommaire : 1. Warriors of high aspirations: the origins of military insubordination, 1858-1868
    2. Jewel in the palace: the new political order, 1868-1873
    3. "By not stopping": military insubordination and the Taiwan expedition, 1874
    4. Fatal optimism: rebels and assassins in the 1870s
    5. Gold-eating monsters: military independence and the prerogative of supreme command
    6. Three puffs on a cigarette: Miura Gorō and the assassination of Queen Min
    7. Coup d'état in three acts: the Taishō political crisis, 1912-1913
    8. The king of Manchuria: Kōmoto Daisaku and the assassination of Zhang Zuolin, 1928
    9. Cherry blossom: from resistance to rebellion, 1931
    10. Pure as water: the incident of February 1936 and the limits of military insubordination

  • Format : 1 vol. (x-367 p.) : graph. ; 24 cm
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type : Livre
  • ISBN 978-1-5017-0528-1 . ISBN 1-5017-0528-8
  • Source : Catalogue Bibliothèque Diderot
  • Origine de cette notice : SUDOC

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