This describes the origins, the methods and the result of imperial Japan's occupation of Southeast Asia during World War II. Japanese policy makers had recognized that the region's European colonial regimes would not last for ever, but they had not envisaged a military conquest.
Japanese were already trading in Southeast Asia in early 17th century and in the 1920s Japanese were already looking to the oil of Netherlands East Indies. At this stage Japan was not interested in the liberation of Southeast Asia from colonialism, and gave merely passive support to nationalism. Some Southeast Asian nationalists were apprehensive about growth of Japanese fascism, but in the early 1930s Japan felt that European colonialism was coming to an end, and that this would open up opportunities in Southeast Asia that Japan could exploit.
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The Japanese justification for its war in Asia is the subject of chapter 4. .
The Japanese justification for its war in Asia is the subject of chapter 4, "Conquest and Liberation. Basically, Tarling examines the rhetoric and reality of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and finds it wanting. In part, Tarling argues, the suffering of the Southeast Asians under Japanese rule stemmed from wartime conditions and inadequate planning. The occupation of Southeast Asia was not in Tarling's view the result of a long-term policy, but of an accidental turn of events. And ideas of liberation or "Asia for the Asians" were only belatedly added to the mix; initially, at least, "military requirement for raw materials was to have priority" (p. 131).
ConroyHilary: The Japanese seizure of Korea: 1868–1910. A study of realism and idealism in international relations. pp. 272. London & New York, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. Volume 14 Issue 3 - Nicholas Tarling. 544 p. 8 plates, map By TrefaltBeatrice.
A Sudden Rampage: The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia 1941–1945. By Nicholas Tarling July 2002 · Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. A Sudden Rampage: The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia 1941–1945. London, C. Hurst & C. 2001.
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Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. A sudden rampage: The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-1945.
According to Historian Nicholas Tarling, an expert on Southeast Asian Studies, upon witnessing Japanese military . Yet wars and occupations involve many facets and factors.
According to Historian Nicholas Tarling, an expert on Southeast Asian Studies, upon witnessing Japanese military actions in Southeast Asia, Europeans were ‘horrified by its violence, baffled by its determination, impressed by its dedication. But the Japanese military was not expected to hold the native populations, who they saw as denigrated by years of Chinese and Western colonisation, in high regard.
A Sudden Rampage describes Japan's occupation of Southeast Asia during World War II in the context of its relationship with the outside world
A Sudden Rampage describes Japan's occupation of Southeast Asia during World War II in the context of its relationship with the outside world. The first two chapters focus on the period between the Meiji restoration, the end of World War I, the interwar period, and the outbreak of war in the Pacific.