Collection : Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

The Weatherhead East Asia Institute is Columbia University's center for research, publication, and teaching on modern and contemporary East Asia regions. The Studies of the Weatherhead East Asia Institute were inaugurated in 1962 to bring to a wider public the results of significant new research in the field.

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Tyranny of the Weak
North Korea and the World, 1950–1992
Charles K. Armstrong
From the Korean War to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this book shows how, despite its objective weakness, North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to maximum...



Imperial Eclipse
Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945
Yukiko Koshiro
Yukiko Koshiro reassesses the role that Eurasia played in Japan's diplomatic and military thinking from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of the war.



Empire of Dogs
Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World
Aaron Herald Skabelund



Planning for Empire
Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State
Janis Mimura
The origins and evolution of technocratic fascism in wartime...



Imperial Japan at Its Zenith
The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary
Kenneth J. Ruoff
In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were deteriorating. But in that year, the Japanese also commemorated the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of...



The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950
Charles K. Armstrong
Armstorng examines the genesis of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) both as an important yet rarely studied example of a communist state and as part of modern Korean history.



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