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THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

World War Zero
VOLUME II

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DAVID WOLFF
STEVEN G. MARKS
BRUCE W. MENNING
DAVID SCHIMMELPENNINCK VAN DER OYE
JOHN W. STEINBERG
YOKOTE SHINJI



2007 N 4
BRILL
ISBN-13: 978 90 04 15416 2
ISBN-10: 90 04 15416 7
ISSN: 1385-7827
B5E583

CONTENTS

List of Illustrations

ix
Preface
The Editors
xiii
Introduction
Iriye Akira
1

PART I
MILITARY VISIONS AND REVISIONS
Study Your Enemy: Russian Military and Naval Attachés in Japan
Wada Haruki
13
Miscalculating One's Enemies: Russian Intelligence Prepares for War
Bruce Menning
45
Differences Regarding Togo's Surprise Attack on Port Arthur
Aizawa Kiyoshi
 81
Between Two Japano-Russian Wars: Strategic Learning Re-appraised
Yokote Shinji
105
Military Observers, Eurocentrism and World War Zero
David Jones
135
Approaching Total War: Ivan Bloch's Disturbing Vision
Tohmatsu Haruo
179

PART II
THE HOME FRONT
Japan Justifies War by the gOpen Doorh:  1903 as Turning Point
Kato Yoko
205
Riding the Rails: The Japanese Railways Meet the Challenge of War
Steven Ericson
225
Japan's Monetary Mobilization for War
Ono Keishi
251
Patriotic Recession: Kyoto Responds to War
Takemoto Tomoyuki
271
Why Did Japan Fail to Become the gBritainh of Asia?
Tadokoro Masayuki
295
Unsuccessful National Unity: The Russian Home Front in 1904
Tsuchiya Yoshifuru
325

PART III
THE CULTURAL PRISM
Shifting Contours of Memory and History,  1904-1980
Chiba Isao
357
White Hope or Yellow Peril?: Bushido, Britain and the Raj
Hashimoto Yorimitsu
379
Natsume Sosekifs Nuanced Views of the Conflict
Tsukamoto Toshiaki
403
Serial War: Egawa Tatsuya's Tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Kitamura Yukiko
417

PART IV
REGIONAL RELATIONS DURING AND AFTER THE WAR
A Damocles Sword?: Korean Hopes Betrayed
Ku Daeyeol
435
The War and US-Korean Relations
Kim Ki-jung
467
The Miscellany and Mixed: The War and Chinese Nationalism    Li Anshan
491
Qing China's Northeast Crescent: The Great Game Revisited  
Nakami Tatsuo
513
Portsmouth Denied: The Chinese Attempt to Attend    
Hirakawa Sachiko
531
The "Rat Minister": Komura Jutaro and US-Japan Relations Tosh Minohara
551

Notes on Contributors

571
Index

577