When fascism met empire in Japanese-occupied Manchuria

  title={When fascism met empire in Japanese-occupied Manchuria},
  author={Louise Young},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  • Louise Young
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Global History
Focusing on the case of Japanese-occupied Manchuria, this article asks what set Japan, Germany, and Italy apart from other empires during the ‘fascist moment’ from the aftermath of the First World War to the defeat of the Axis powers in 1945. While scholars have examined the politics and culture of fascism in metropolitan Japan, there is virtually no literature on fascist imperialism. Indeed, the consensus term is ‘wartime empire’ and the dominant framework is of an empire mobilized for total… 

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