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The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is a revision of the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 using both Japanese and British archival sources and other materials. It attempts to bring in the Japanese perspective to the Battle and ... More


From Defeat to Victory: Burma, January 1942–August 1945

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1942 Burma Campaign was an extension of the Malaya–Singapore Campaign. During the conquest of Burma in the first half of 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) displayed the same tactical skill ... More


The Struggle for Security in Occupied China

Erik Esselstrom

in Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832315
eISBN:
9780824868932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the further expansion of Gaimushō police facilities and operations in Manzhouguo and China proper during the mid-1930s and throughout the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–1945. More ... More


The Second Bataan Operation and the Death March, Early February to Early May 1942

Hiroshi Masuda

in MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449390
eISBN:
9780801466199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter details events that occurred from February to May 1942. The first Bataan offensive, which started on January 9, 1942, inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese 65th Brigade and on ... More


Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army

Sabine Fruhstuck

Katharine Rodger (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247949
eISBN:
9780520939646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247949.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Following World War II, Japan's postwar constitution forbade the country to wage war or create an army. However, with the emergence of the Cold War in the 1950s, Japan was urged to establish the ... More


Embattled Memories, Ersatz Histories

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247949
eISBN:
9780520939646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter asks how the military valorizes a past that is marked by defeat. Looking at base museums against the backdrop of more prominent war and military museums, it traces numerous instances of ... More


From Meiji through Manchukuo: Japan’s Growing Interest in Sino-Muslims

Kelly A. Hammond

in China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469659657
eISBN:
9781469659671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659657.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 traces the historical development of Japan’s interest in Sino-Muslims and is framed within the broader intellectual interest in both Islam and religion that began in the late Meiji period ... More


Gold-Eating Monsters: Military Independence and the Prerogative of Supreme Command

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the supreme prerogative system (tōsui-ken) and how it secured the independence of the Japanese armed forces from any civilian institution apart from the imperial throne. In ... More


Conclusion

Erik Esselstrom

in Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832315
eISBN:
9780824868932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832315.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter summarizes several themes related to the notion of crossing the boundaries between Japan and its colonial empire, with particular emphasis on how the history of the Japanese ... More


Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as “cattle to the slaughter.” But, in fact, the Imperial Japanese Army had a ... More


Powerful Connections

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the testimony of Tanaka Ryūkichi, an officer in Japan's Kwantung Army in China and Kawashima Yoshiko's lover, during the Tokyo War Crimes Trial after World War II. There was ... More


Criminal Group Responsibility: Prosecuting the , and 25th Army

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

During the Japanese occupation, the widespread and almost daily commission of war crimes by members of the Tokkeitai and Kempeitai resulted in a unique post-World War II approach to the prosecution ... More


Coup D’état in Three Acts: The Taishō Political Crisis, 1912–1913

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Taishō political crisis of 1912–1913. It first considers Home Minister Hara Kei's “positive policy” and the military budget dispute of autumn 1912 involving the army and ... More


Introduction

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the culture of rebellion and resistance in the Imperial Japanese Army. Drawing on fifteen archives in four different countries, along with other sources such as letter collections, ... More


The Battle of Hong Kong, 1941

Kwong Chi Man

in Hongkongers in the British Armed Forces, 1860-1997

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192845740
eISBN:
9780191938061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845740.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History, Asian History

The chapter describes the experience of the Hong Kong servicemen during the battle of Hong Kong in detail, highlighting the diversity of such experience among the servicemen from different branches. ... More


The Dreadful and the Trivial

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This book has shown how a culture of insubordination, an ideological pattern of rebellion and resistance, developed as a constant feature of Japanese military life from the Meiji Restoration onward. ... More


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