The Problem of Sovereignty: Manchukuo, 1932-1937

  title={The Problem of Sovereignty: Manchukuo, 1932-1937},
  author={Suk-Jung Han},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={457 - 478}
  • Suk-Jung Han
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Art
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
The history of Manchukuo (1932–45) affords an excellent example for exploring the complexity of sovereignty in the twentieth century. Manchukuo has generally been classified as a puppet state of Japan, built by the KwantungArmy, the Japanese garrison troops stationed in thenortheastern region of China (so-called Manchuria) from 1906 to 1945. When scholars persist in seeing this entity as simply a puppet, the multifaceted character of its fourteen-year history is obscured and Manchukuo’s… 
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