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Asia and the Great War: A Shared History

Xu Guoqi


This book presents a “shared” history of Asian involvement in the Great War from non-national and transnational perspectives. Asian involvements make the Great War not only a true “world” war but also a “great” war. The war generated forces that would transform Asia both internally and externally. Asian participation transformed the meaning and implications of the broader conflict. The First World War was in fact a defining moment that shaped worldviews and developments across Asia. This book is also meant to be a step in recovering memories of the war and re-evaluating the war in its Asian co ... More

Keywords: Asia, First World War, shared history, Japan, China, Korea, India, Vietnam, Racial Equality, Paris Peace Conference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199658190
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xu Guoqi, author
Professor of History, The University of Hong Kong

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Part I The Great War as Shared History in China and Japan

Part II Empires at War: The Great War and Transformations in the National Development of India, Korea, and Vietnam

Part III The Chinese and Japanese Roles: High Expectations and Grave Disappointments

Part IV Toward a New Asia and World?