Japan and the Security of Asia

Japan and the Security of Asia

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In Japan and the Security of Asia Louis Hayes studies modern Japan's frustrated search for national security. The book charts Japan's attempts to fashion its own place in the sun in the face of Great Power interventionism and national demands for regional hegemony: first through nascent internationalism and later disastrous totalitarianism that culminated in war in the Pacific. Hayes expertly tracks Japan's shifting foreign-policy goals up to the present day, moving from the preservation of the nation-state by force to the drive for economic self-aggrandizement as a Cold War client of the United States. The book reveals to the student of modern Asian history a twenty-first century Japan that has rejected unarmed neutrality and is reasserting its security independence in post-Cold War Asia.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 159 x 236 x 21mm | 440g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739102958
  • 9780739102954

About Louis D. Hayes

Louis D. Hayes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana, Missoula.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Foreign Policy Chapter 2 Emergence of Modern Japan Chapter 3 Imperialism - Old Style Chapter 4 The Cataclysm of War Chapter 5 Japan and the United States Chapter 6 The Cold War Chapter 7 Japan and Its Neighbors, Part 1 Chapter 8 Japan and Its Neighbors, Part 2 Chapter 9 Economic Relationships Chapter 10 Japan and the International Community Chapter 11 Japanese Security Policyshow more