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“See You in Yasukuni”: Western Perceptions of the Imperial Japanese Before and During the War in the Pacific

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2021
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Japan’s history is one of extremes. From an island’s seclusion, Japan rose to become the “golden child” of Asia upon her lifting of her isolationist policies at the start of the Meiji period to falling into international ill-renown at start of her aggressions in Manchuria around 1931. One factor that has stayed constant is that the outside world has told of life on her shores, first through traders and shipwrecked sailors, then through the more reliable “globetrotters,” scholars, and professional advisors. This thesis uses a wide selection of voices from the more and less reputable to examine what the outside world thought of Japan and will argue that her rise and fall are both due to contact with the outside, with the fall especially being due to Japan’s brutal militarism and wide-reaching imperialism.
Title: “See You in Yasukuni”: Western Perceptions of the Imperial Japanese Before and During the War in the Pacific.
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Name(s): Naccarato, Joshua , author
Strain, Christopher, Thesis advisor
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2021
Date Issued: 2021
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Jupiter, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 77 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Japan’s history is one of extremes. From an island’s seclusion, Japan rose to become the “golden child” of Asia upon her lifting of her isolationist policies at the start of the Meiji period to falling into international ill-renown at start of her aggressions in Manchuria around 1931. One factor that has stayed constant is that the outside world has told of life on her shores, first through traders and shipwrecked sailors, then through the more reliable “globetrotters,” scholars, and professional advisors. This thesis uses a wide selection of voices from the more and less reputable to examine what the outside world thought of Japan and will argue that her rise and fall are both due to contact with the outside, with the fall especially being due to Japan’s brutal militarism and wide-reaching imperialism.
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Degree granted: Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2021
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