Between 1895 and 1945, Japan was heavily engaged in other parts of Asia, first in neighbouring Korea and northeast Asia, later in southern China and Southeast Asia. During this period Japanese ideas on the nature of national identities in Asia changed dramatically. At first Japan discounted the significance of nationalism, but in time Japanese authorities came to see Asian nationalisms as potential allies, especially if they could be shaped to follow Japanese patterns. At the same time, the ways in which other Asians thought of Japan also changed. Initially many Asians saw Japan as a useful but distant model, but with the rise of Japanese political power, this distant admiration turned into both cooperation and resistance. This volume includes chapters on India, Tibet, Siberia, Mongolia, Korea, Manchukuo, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

chapter Chapter One|20 pages

The Icon of Japan in Nationalist Revolutionary Discourse in India, 1890–1910

ByVictor A. van Bijlert

chapter Chapter Three|21 pages

Japanese Expansion and Tibetan Independence

ByPaul Hyer

chapter Chapter Four|17 pages

Mongol Nationalism and Japan

ByNakami Tatsuo

chapter Chapter Eight|30 pages

The Japanese Threat and Stalin's Policies towards Outer Mongolia (1932–1939)

ByTsedendambyn Batbayar

chapter Chapter Nine|22 pages

The Problem of Identity and the Japanese Engagement in North China

ByMarjorie Dryburgh

chapter Chapter Twelve|26 pages

Japanization in Indonesia Re-Examined: The Problem of Self-Suffciency in Clothing

ByShigeru Satō

chapter Chapter Thirteen|19 pages

The Transformation of Taiwanese Attitudes toward Japan in the Post-colonial Period

ByHuang Chih-Huei

chapter |4 pages

Afterword Japanese Imperialism and the Politics of Loyalty

ByLi Narangoa, Robert Cribb