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Gateway Imperialism: Colonial Taiwan and Japanese Expansion into South China and Southeast Asia, 1895–1945
Seiji Shirane, CUNY Research Foundation, City College

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Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan's Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945 (Book)
Title: Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan's Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945
Author: Seiji Shirane
Abstract: In Imperial Gateway, Seiji Shirane explores the political, social, and economic significance of colonial Taiwan in the southern expansion of Japan's empire from 1895 to the end of the Second World War. Challenging understandings of empire that focus on bilateral relations between metropole and colonial periphery, Shirane uncovers a half-century of dynamic relations between Japan, Taiwan, China, and Western regional powers. Japanese officials in Taiwan did not simply take orders from Tokyo; rather, they often pursued their own expansionist ambitions in South China and Southeast Asia. When outright conquest was not possible, they promoted alternative strategies, including naturalizing resident Chinese as overseas Taiwanese subjects, extending colonial police networks, and deploying tens of thousands of Taiwanese to war. The Taiwanese, for their part—merchants, gangsters, policemen, interpreters, nurses, and soldiers—seized new opportunities for socioeconomic advancement that did not always align with Japan's imperial interests. Drawing on multi-lingual archives in six countries, Imperial Gateway shows how Japanese officials and Taiwanese subjects transformed Taiwan into a regional gateway for expansion in an ever-shifting international order.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: http://https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501767708/imperial-gateway/#bookTabs=4
Primary URL Description: Cornell University Press website book page.
Access Model: Open Access
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781501767708
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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