Organizations to bridge the Pacific : the Japan Society, the Carnegie Endowment, and Japanese-American cultural internationalism, 1912-1931

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dc.contributor.advisor Sewell, Bill,1960-
dc.creator Pass, Michael Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-30T14:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-30T14:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other E183.8 J3 P368 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27970
dc.description 175 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 167-175).
dc.description.abstract In Japanese-American relations, much historical research has been undertaken on factors perceived to have caused the Pacific War. These include studies on the collapse of Japanese interwar democracy, treatments of American immigration restriction and racism, and wider geopolitical rivalries within Asia and the Pacific. However, while valuable, such studies can paint a deceptive picture of events by casting the war in highly deterministic terms as the “inevitable” outcome of longstanding national grievances. This thesis offers an alternative narrative of Japanese-American relations centered around the study of two nongovernmental internationalist organizations—the Japan Society of New York and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace—which sought to improve understanding between both nations. In doing so, it offers an intellectual history of the (often discounted) internationalist movement as it applied to Japan, explores the mentalities of its constituent members, and examines the nature of the disapproval leveled against both organizations by critics. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E183.8.J3
dc.subject.lcsh Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)
dc.subject.lcsh Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Relations -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Japan -- Relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Internationalism -- History -- 20th century
dc.title Organizations to bridge the Pacific : the Japan Society, the Carnegie Endowment, and Japanese-American cultural internationalism, 1912-1931 en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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