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Technology of Empire

Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883-1945

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674010918

Publication Date: 04/18/2011


468 pages

8 halftones; 10 line art; 5 maps

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  • Figures, Tables, Maps, and Photographs
  • Abbreviations
  • Epigraph Sources
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Genesis, 1853–1931
    • 1. An Emerging Empire in the Age of Submarine Telegraphy
    • 2. Wireless and the Crisis in the Informal Empire
  • Part II: Technology, 1931–1940
    • 3. Toward a New Order on the Continent
    • 4. Inventing Japanese Technology
    • 5. Envisioning Imperial Integration
  • Part III: Control, 1936–1945
    • 6. Negotiating Control at Home
    • 7. Consolidating Control in China
    • 8. Gaining Control in Southeast Asia
  • Part IV: Network, 1939–1945
    • 9. Integrating Systems
    • 10. Operation, Meltdown and Aftermath
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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