Eclipse of Empire

A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world . ... Other empires were also brought to an end . ... Eclipse of empire ECLIPSE OF EMPIRE D.A. LOW Smuts Professor.

Author: D. A. Low

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521457548

Category: History

Page: 396

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The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This volume brings together for the first time many of his major essays on the subject.

Eclipse of Empire

Through an innovative and wide-ranging exploration this book examines the reality behind the assumption that the idea of a universal ruler became increasingly irrelevant in late-medieval Europe.

Author: Chris Jones

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124014528

Category: History

Page: 448

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Through an innovative and wide-ranging exploration this book examines the reality behind the assumption that the idea of a universal ruler became increasingly irrelevant in late-medieval Europe. Focusing on France in the century before the outbreak of the Hundred Years War, it explores attitudes towards the contemporary institution of the western Empire, its rulers, and its place in the world. Historians have tended to assume that there was little place for a universal Empire and its would-be rulers in late-medieval thought. Pointing to the rapid decline in the fortunes of the Empire after the death of the Emperor Frederick II, the rediscovery of Aristotle's Politics by western Europeans, and the growing confidence - and burgeoning bureaucracy - of the kings of France and England, it is often argued that the claims to universal domination of men like the Emperor Henry VII, or indeed of popes like Boniface VIII, were becoming increasingly anachronistic, not to say a little ridiculous. Perceptions of the Empire undoubtedly changed in this period. Yet, whether it was in the cloisters of Saint-Denis, the pamphlets of Pierre Dubois, or even the thought of Charles d'Anjou, the first Angevin king of Sicily, this book argues that the Empire and its ruler still had an important, indeed unique, role to play in a properly ordered Christian society. Chris Jones grew up in the Middle East before reading history at Durham. He now lives in New Zealand where he holds a lectureship in History at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

The Japanese Question

John Welfield , An Empire in Eclipse ( London : Athlone Press , 1988 ) , pp . 97-98 . 20. Ibid . , p . 99 . 21. Ibid . , p . 107 . 22. Nagai Yōnosuke , Gendai to senryaku ( Tokyo : Bungei shunjū , 1985 ) , p . 60.

Author: Kenneth B. Pyle

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 0844737992

Category: History

Page: 228

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In this update of the 1992 edition, the author describes the emergence of Japan's new Asian strategy since the Cold War and the dilemmas it poses for American policymakers.

Science and the Building of a New Japan

John Welfield, An Empire in Eclipse: Japan in the Postwar American Alliance System: A Study in the Interaction of Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy (London: Athlone Press, 1988), pp. 26–27. Michael Schaller, The American Occupation ...

Author: M. Low

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403976925

Category: Science

Page: 259

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This book highlights the importance of individuals in the shaping of postwar Japan by providing an historical account of how physicists constituted an influential elite. An history of science perspective provides insight into their role, helping us to understand the hybrid identity of Japanese scientists, and how they reinvented not only themselves, but also Japan. The book is special in that it uses the history of science to deal with issues relating to Japanese identity, and how it was transformed in the decades after Japan's defeat. It explores the lives and work of seven physicists, two of whom were Nobel prize winners. It makes use of little-known Occupation period documents, personal papers of physicists, and Japanese language source material.

Japan and the Third World

5 and William Nester, The Foundations of Japanese Power (London: MacMillan, 1990) chapter 12. Shigeru Yoshida, The Yoshida Memoirs (Connecticut: Greenwood, 1962) pp. 119–21. John Wellfield, An Empire in Eclipse (London: Athlone Press, ...

Author: William R. Nester

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349116782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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An analysis of how Tokyo entangles strategic countries and regions in an integrated overseas political economic web, generating enormous wealth and power for Japan.

Japan and the Reconstruction of East Asia

For details of the creation of the SDF, see Welfield, An Empire in Eclipse, pp. 60–87. On the police, see C. Aldous, The Police in Occupation Japan (London: Routledge, 1997). Moore, 'Democracy and Capitalism', pp.

Author: D. Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403905307

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Dominic Kelly has written a fascinating study of Japanese policies designed to lead to the reconstruction of East Asia. He presents a detailed picture of Japanese activity in East Asia in the areas of production, finance, security and 'knowledge', and maps out the historical context upon which this activity rests. In doing so, Kelly sheds light on the increasingly powerful but imperfectly understood phenomenon of regionalism. He goes on to identity the major fault line situated beneath both theoretical accounts of Japanese regionalism and 'real world' predictions of its success or failure.

Overcoming Isolationism

19. Allison, Ambassador from the Prairie, 157. 20. Welfield, Empire in Eclipse, 90,92, 103–106; John W. Dower, Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1978–1954 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979), ...

Author: Paul Midford

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503613096

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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This book asks why, in the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors. Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan proposed East Asia's first multilateral security forum in the early 1990s, emerging as a regional leader. Overcoming Isolationism explores what led to this surprising about-face and offers a corrective to the misperception that Japan's security strategy is reactive to US pressure and unresponsive to its neighbors. Paul Midford draws on newly released official documents and extensive interviews to reveal a quarter century of Japanese leadership in promoting regional security cooperation. He demonstrates that Japan has a much more nuanced relationship with its neighbors and has played a more significant leadership role in shaping East Asian security than has previously been recognized.

Pakistan Japan Relations

8; John B. Welfield, An Empire in Eclipse: Japan in the Postwar American Alliance System: A Study in the Interaction ofDomestic Politics and Foreign Policy (London: Athlone Press, 1988), p. 446. 2 John B. Welfield, An Empire in Eclipse: ...

Author: Ahmad Rashid Malik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134041978

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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This is the first book-length study to explain the complex nature of Pakistan-Japan relations. It analyses the evolution and development of relations between the two countries by defining two key factors: economic interests and security concerns in the US-led global security system. Providing a thorough analysis of the history of relations between the countries, the important role Pakistan played in the context of peace and conflict resolution in East Asia during 1947-52, which helped ending the Occupation of Japan and restoring the country’s post-war economy, is highlighted. Pakistan then emerged as the largest trading partner of Japan only after the United States. It was Pakistan’s benevolent role that helped Japan to comeback to Asia in the 1950s as the author explains these events in greater detail that are not commonly known. In the 1960s and also in the 1980s during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Pakistan emerged as one of the largest recipients of Japanese aid. The author explains that Japanese strategic aid to Pakistan was diverted to strengthen democratic values and institutions after the end of the Cold War. He then clarifies that Pakistan-Japan relations were dominated by two main issues during the 1990s, Japanese economic cooperation in Pakistan's trade liberalization, and suspicion about Pakistan's nuclear program. In conclusion, the author states that there has been a remarkable continuity in the area of economic relations, though there have been changes in security concerns. The book sets out future prospects for economic and diplomatic relations between the two countries, and it will be of interest to academics working in the field of International Relations, International Political Economy, and Asian Studies. For intellectuals, diplomats, and businessmen, the book would be a handy reference.

Scientists and the State

John Welfield , An Empire in Eclipse : Japan in the Postwar American Alliance System : A Study in the Interaction of Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy ( London : Athlone Press , 1988 ) , 26-27 . 7.

Author: Etel Solingen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472104861

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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An important comparative study of scientists' place in the twentieth-century state