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University of Hawai'i Press
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Peking ceded Formosa to Japan in 1895, whereupon Japan became the first Asian power in modern times to possess a colony, and the island became a testing ground for imperial policies. For two centuries the formosan chinese had resisted authority imposed upon them by inefficient continental chinese. Now, tokyo extended to insular Formosa many reorganizing, modernizing measures characterizing japan's own vigourous Meijing Revolution. During the next fifty years, as living standards rose to approach those of japan proper, early leaderless Formosan resistance to alien rule developed into organized appeals for effective representation in local government and at tokyo. With reversion to continental chinese control at the end of world war II, Formosans expected to conserve and enhance gains made during the Japanese era. Bitter disappointment promptly led again to rebellious relations with the continent.

The author, long resident in Formosa and exclusively concerned with Formosan affairs while in government service during and after World War II, is well qualified to comment upon Formosas history and prospects. He concludes that the japanese era left an ineradicable mark on the island people, an understanding of which will illuminate developments when peking in futre undertakes the formidable task of converting Formosa into a fully disciplined and integrated province of the People's Republic of China.

Table of Contents

  1. Half-Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Preface
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  1. 1. Formosa and Continental China before 1895
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  1. 2. Japan Moves In
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  1. 3. A Stone Aimed at the South
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  1. 4. Regimentation and the Whip Hand
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  1. 5. A Licensed Revolution
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  1. 6. General Sakuma’s Decade (1906-1915)
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  1. 7. The Home Rule Movement
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  1. 8. The Angry Decade
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  1. 9. Crises and Concessions
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  1. 10. Accelerated Change on the Eve of War
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  1. 11. Formosa and the “China Incident”
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  1. 12. The Pacific War —Early Years
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  1. 13. On New Frontiers Again
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Plates
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  1. About this Book
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824880910
MARC Record
OCLC
1053885632
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-19
Open Access
Yes
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