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The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952

Reto Hofmann


During the interwar period, Japanese intellectuals, writers, activists, and politicians, although conscious of the many points of intersection between their politics and those of Mussolini, were ambivalent about the comparability of Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy. This book uncovers the ideological links that tied Japan to Italy, drawing on extensive materials from Japanese and Italian archives to shed light on the formation of fascist history and practice in Japan and beyond. It shows that interwar Japan found in fascism a resource to develop a new order at a time of capitalist crisis. Japa ... More

Keywords: interwar period, Japan, Italy, fascism, nationalism, leadership, economics, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453410
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reto Hofmann, author
Lecturer in Modern History, Monash University