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Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Janis Mimura


Japan's invasion of Manchuria in September of 1931 initiated a new phase of brutal occupation and warfare in Asia and the Pacific. It forwarded the project of remaking the Japanese state along technocratic and fascistic lines and creating a self-sufficient Asian bloc centered on Japan and its puppet state of Manchukuo. This book traces the origins and evolution of this new order and the ideas and policies of its chief architects, the reform bureaucrats. The reform bureaucrats pursued a radical, authoritarian vision of modern Japan in which public and private spheres were fused, ownership and c ... More

Keywords: Manchuria, Japan invasion, Manchukuo, modern Japan, empire building, war mobilization, Asian hegemony, political power, Japanese fascism, right-wing ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449260
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janis Mimura, author
tate University of New York, Stony Brook