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Asia After Versailles

Asian Perspectives on the Paris Peace Conference and the Interwar Order, 1919-33

By Urs Matthias Zachmann

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Asia After Versailles addresses an important but neglected watershed for Asian nations - the response to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The Conference marked the end of a conflict which, although intrinsically European, had globalized the world on many levels, politically as well as economically, culturally and socially. It also stood at the beginning of a new order that saw the power centre shift towards the US and Asia. Asian countries and people played a significant but so far largely neglected role in this momentous development. Bringing together an international range of experts in the history of China, Japan, India and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, this pioneering volume demonstrates the importance of Asia in the multifaceted global transformations that revolved around the Paris Peace Conference and its aftermath. Traditional historical analysis focuses almost exclusively on US and European responses to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the post-war order and often fails to take into account non-western, particularly Asian voices - this is the first book to demonstrate the far-reaching Asian dimensions of the impact of Versailles in an unprecedented way making this an invaluable and interdisciplinary resource for academics and researchers in the fields of politics, international relations, area studies and history.

Product code: 9781474441025

ISBN 9781474441025
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Series Edinburgh East Asian Studies
Dimensions H234xW156
No. of pages 208
Asia After Versailles addresses an important watershed for Asian nations - the response to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. It marked the end of a conflict which, although intrinsically European, had globalized the world on many levels and stood at the beginning of a new order that saw the power centre shift towards the US and Asia.