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American Informal Empire, Asian Power, and Culture in the 1940s: Editor's Introduction

American Informal Empire, Asian Power, and Culture in the 1940s: Editor's Introduction Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17 (2010) 91–98 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187656110X533608 brill.nl/jaer 1 John E. Wills, Jr., ed., “From ‘Tribute System’ to ‘Peaceful Rise’: American Historians, Political Scientists and Policy Analysts Discuss China’s Foreign Relations,” Journal of American- East Asian Relations 16 (Spring-Summer 2009). American Informal Empire, Asian Power, and Culture in the 1940s: Editor’s Introduction Charles W. Hayford Northwestern University Email: C-Hayford@Northwestern.edu Keywords Transnationalism , Internationalism , World War II , China Hands , Returned Students Th e articles in this theme issue deal with World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War in East Asia, a period which has the same enduring and evolving fascination as the American Civil War or the Great War of 1914-17. We continue to see new things because we look from new vantage points and use new concepts. Th e era now upon us is marked fi rst by changes in nations: a shrinking Japan, the rise of China, a Korea which is partly rich and partly unresolved, and a beleaguered America. At the same time, transna- tional webs of culture and power bypass the nation and eff ect internal social challenges. Our Journal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

American Informal Empire, Asian Power, and Culture in the 1940s: Editor's Introduction

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 17 (2): 91 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17 (2010) 91–98 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187656110X533608 brill.nl/jaer 1 John E. Wills, Jr., ed., “From ‘Tribute System’ to ‘Peaceful Rise’: American Historians, Political Scientists and Policy Analysts Discuss China’s Foreign Relations,” Journal of American- East Asian Relations 16 (Spring-Summer 2009). American Informal Empire, Asian Power, and Culture in the 1940s: Editor’s Introduction Charles W. Hayford Northwestern University Email: C-Hayford@Northwestern.edu Keywords Transnationalism , Internationalism , World War II , China Hands , Returned Students Th e articles in this theme issue deal with World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War in East Asia, a period which has the same enduring and evolving fascination as the American Civil War or the Great War of 1914-17. We continue to see new things because we look from new vantage points and use new concepts. Th e era now upon us is marked fi rst by changes in nations: a shrinking Japan, the rise of China, a Korea which is partly rich and partly unresolved, and a beleaguered America. At the same time, transna- tional webs of culture and power bypass the nation and eff ect internal social challenges. Our Journal

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Journal of American-East Asian RelationsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: RETURNED STUDENTS; TRANSNATIONALISM; INTERNATIONALISM; CHINA HANDS; WORLD WAR II

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