Curse on this country : the rebellious army of imperial Japan /

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 long history as one of the most disobedient armies in the world. Officers repeatedly staged...

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Main Author: Orbach, Danny (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Warriors of high aspirations : the origins of military insubordination
  • Jewel in the palace : the new political order
  • By not stopping : military insubordination and the Taiwan expedition
  • Fatal optimism : rebels and assassins in the 1870s
  • Gold-eating monsters : military independence and the prerogative of supreme command
  • Three puffs on a cigarette : Miura Gorō and the assassination of Queen Min
  • Coup d'état in three acts : the Taishō political crisis
  • The king of Manchuria : Kōmoto Daisaku and the assassination of Zhang Zuolin
  • Cherry blossom : from resistance to rebellion
  • Pure as water : the incident of February 1936 and the limits of military insubordination.