Cover

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Titile page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-x

List of Illustrations

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pp. xi-xii

List of Tables

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pp. xiii-xiv

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Preface

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pp. xv-xviii

...immediately after Japanese occupation. Proper comprehension of that in turn required a compressed background of American and Dutch styles of imperial management, and full examination of the meaning of the Japanese irruption...

Abbreviations and Transliterations

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pp. xix-xxi

Map of the West Pacifice and East Asia

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pp. 2-2

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Introduction: Liberators and Oppressors in Southeast Asia

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pp. 3-13

...Prosperity Sphere." The Japanese concept of holy war was not religious as Islam and Christianity suggest religion, and was even nonreligious in the sense that most Japanese do not believe in a supreme deity. But that...

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1. Dependence and Development Under Dutch and American Rule

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pp. 14-32

...country. At the same time, the Philippines had a land area one-thirtieth that of the United States, a population one-tenth as great, and a government...

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2. Expression and Repression Under Dutch and American Rule

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pp. 33-53

...in 1934 passed an independence act on a twelve-year schedule. Two years later, Governor General B. C. de Jonge of Indonesia, taking pains to...

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3. Japan as Successor Empire

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pp. 54-74

...Southeast Asian ideas of a cosmic order focused on a Hindu-Buddhist god-king. In the tradition of Renaissance diplomacy, the Western imperial powers treated each...

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4. Expectation and Mobilization in Java and Luzon

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pp. 75-104

...manipulators might play. The Japanese, however, were unable to reach, let alone control, these two sources of feeling. They eventually lost one to Sukarno and the...

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5. Toward a Republic: Indonesia

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pp. 105-120

...connection between the two, the Japanese did not readily understand. Their misunderstanding led to mismanagement. Even when they did understand, they moved only on their own strategic necessities, until events outran their...

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6. Transition Republic: The Philippines

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pp. 121-138

...these had not existed—behavior that grew increasingly grotesque and counterproductive as the war moved on. Early in the occupation, Japan's only clear...

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7. Encounters in the Asian Family

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pp. 139-156

...Japanese soldiers and overseas civilians. Japan's Co-Prosperity Sphere found it hard to absorb the insular world of Southeast Asia into the Greater East Asia...

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8. Assistance and Resistance

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pp. 157-184

...Japanese or resist them? Filipino and Indonesian answers varied by year and area, by predicament and opportunity, by power and person. The questions arose most urgently...

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9. Japanese Repression in Victory and Defeat

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pp. 185-210

...contained a high propensity for misunderstanding and harsh action. One organization came supremely to represent the terror latent in Japanese presence overseas. Long...

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10. Revolution in Java

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pp. 211-239

...array of forces, and endured a cumbrous transition to independence. In fact, however, in August of 1945, the sudden end of Japanese capacity to dominate, memories of Dutch repression, the eloquence of Sukarno, and...

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11. Binational Restoration in Luzon

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pp. 240-257

...ground combat divisions were deployed in the Philippines, forces several times larger than those that had ended the Philippine revolution in 1901, and even...

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Conclusion: Dynamics of Empire and Liberation

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pp. 258-288

...most extreme example of success in both, that is, success in overcoming the most considerable foreign opposition (French, followed by a foolish American surrogation), and in most fully overturning cultural traditions...

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The Sources: A Bibliographic Essay

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pp. 289-308

...categorical headings appropriate to this study. Many works cited in footnotes are not listed here; but some works not elsewhere cited are here included...

Index

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pp. 309-326

Illustrations

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pp. 327-342