The Way of the Heavenly Sword : The Japanese Army in the 1920's / Leonard A. Humphreys.

Author
Published
  • Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press [2020]
Physical description
1 online resource (268 p.)
ISBN
  • 9780804765350
  • 0804765359
Notes
  • Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D.) - Stanford University, 1974.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • In English.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020).
Audience
  • specialized
Contents
  • Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- 1. The Background to Army Politics -- 2. The Army Faces Change -- 3. The Changing of the Guard: Ugaki Comes to Power -- 4. Reduction and Modernization: The Ugaki Era -- 5. The Growth of Dissidence -- 6. The Manmo Problem and Tanaka's Positive Solution -- 7. Jinan and Mukden: The Army Sets Its Course in China -- 8. Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • This text examines the history of the Japanese army in the 1920s. In this decade, the 'Meija military system' disintegrated and was replaced by a new 'Imperial Army System'. The Japanese victory over Russia in 1905 had changed the direction of Japanese military thought from almost total dependence on western rational military thinking to a more traditional reliance on morale as the preponderant factor for victory in combat. The author focuses on the intense and complex struggle which took place over leadership of the Army, the application of the principle of the primacy of morale, and the quite contradictory but obvious necessity for the army to modernize. This internal turmoil was intensified by a background of increasingly difficult economic circumstances, and the terrible effects of the great earthquake and fire of 1923. This crucial decade of Japanese history set the stage for the shattering events of the 1930s and 1940s.

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