Toward the Rising Sun
Russian Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan New edition
By (author) David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
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Toward the Rising Sun by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Book DescriptionWhat drove Russia to its disastrous war with Japan in 1904? Schimmelpenninck finds the answer in Russia's erratic and confused diplomacy. The key to understanding tsarist involvement in East Asia, he explains, lies in the ideologies of the Russians who competed to impose their visions of imperial destiny on the East. Interweaving intellectual and cultural history, he addresses an important aspect of Russian national identity and helps to elucidate the struggle between East and West that continues in Russia today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875806129
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Reforming the Tsar's Army, Paperback (March 2011)
This volume examines how Imperial Russia's armed forces sought to adapt to the challenges of modern warfare.
Russian Orientalism, Hardback (September 2006)» View all books by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
The West has been accused of seeing the East in a hostile and deprecatory light, as the legacy of nineteenth-century European imperialism. This book examines Russian thinking about the Orient before the Revolution of 1917.
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