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Talking to the world: Esperanto and popular internationalism in Prewar Japan

Rapley, Ian ORCID: 2016. Talking to the world: Esperanto and popular internationalism in Prewar Japan. Japan Society Proceedings 152 , pp. 76-89.

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Japan’s relations with other nations, both those in Asia and in the West, represent one of the key themes of its 19th century and 20th century history. Events such as the Perry Mission of 1853-54 or the RussoJapanese War in 1904-05 marked pivotal moments and changes in how Japan interacted and dealt with its neighbours and those further afield. More abstractly, a key element of Japan’s modern trajectory has been the question of where it sat, or should sit, in the wider world and emerging international system. Intellectuals and writers such as Fukuzawa Yukichi, Nakae Chōmin, and Okakura Tenshin, among others, wrestled with the issue of Japan’s position in the world.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Publisher: Japan Society
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 July 2016
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 15:06

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