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Author Dijk, C. van (Cornelis), 1946- author.

Title Pacific strife : the great powers and their political and economic rivalries in Asia and the Western Pacific 1870-1914 / Kees van Dijk.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (523 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Global Asia ; 5
IIAS publications series
Global Asia (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 5.
IIAS publications series. Monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Steam and Istmus canals -- Planters, traders and labour in the South Pacific -- Fiji: the start of Anglo-German rivalry in the Pacific -- The Somoa conflict -- Germany enters the colonial race -- The New Guinea protectorates -- Great Britain, Russia and the Central Asian question -- Samoa remains a source of international tension -- The emerging economic world powers -- Great Britain, France and Southeast Asia -- The French-expansion westwards into Southeast Asia -- Russia, Japan and the Chinese empire -- Thailand and beyond -- The scramble for China: the Bay of Jiaozhou and Port Arthur -- The British reaction: Wei-Hai-Wei -- The scramble for China continues: Guangzhouwan and Tibet -- The failed annexation of Hawaii -- The United States becomes a colonial empire -- The partition of Samoa -- The Russo-Japanese war -- Great Britain's search for secure colonial frontiers -- The United States, Japan and the Pacific Ocean -- Epilogue.
Summary In the late 1800s and early 1900s, colonial powers clashed over much of Central and East Asia: Great Britain and Germany fought over New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Fiji, and Samoa; France and Great Britain competed over control of continental Southwest Asia; and the United States annexed the Philippines and Hawaii. Meanwhile, the possible disintegration of China and Japan's growing nationalism added new dimensions to the rivalries. Surveying these and other international developments in the Pacific basin during the three decades preceding World War I, Kees van Dijk traces the emergence of superpowers during the colonial race and analyzes their conduct as they struggled for territory.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Pacific Area -- Politics and government.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations.
Eastern question (Far East)
Colonies -- Asia.
Colonies -- Oceania.
History: earliest times to present day.
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Colonies. (OCoLC)fst00868456
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Eastern question (Far East) (OCoLC)fst00901182
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Pacific Area. (OCoLC)fst01243504
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
History & Archaeology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dijk, C. van (Cornelis), 1946- Pacific strife. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015] 9789089644206 (OCoLC)890267024
ISBN 9789048516193 (electronic bk.)
9048516196 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056948453
CHNEW 000978340
CHVBK 504727249
DEBBG BV044051799
GBVCP 896606392
NZ1 16238042

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