Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century

Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century

By: Patricia E. Roy (editor), Greg Donaghy (editor)Paperback

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Contradictory Impulses is a comprehensive study of the social, political, and economic interactions between Canada and Japan from the late nineteenth century until today. Leading scholars draw upon the most recent archival research to examine an important bilateral relationship that has matured in fits and starts over the past century. Canada's early participation in the Asia-Pacific region was hindered by "contradictory impulses" shaping its approach. For over half a century, racist restrictions curtailed immigration from Japan, even as Canadians manoeuvred for access to the fabled wealth of the Orient. Canada's relations with Japan have changed profoundly since then. As Contradictory Impulses makes clear, the two countries' political, economic, and diplomatic interests are now more closely aligned than ever before and wrapped up in a web of reinforcing cultural and social ties.

About Author

Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Patricia E. Roy is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Victoria and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Contributors: Carin Holroyd, Masako Iino, Hamish Ion, Gregory A. Johnson, John Kirton, Richard Leclerc, John D. Meehan, Galen Perras, John Price, Bill Rawling, Greg Robinson, David Sulz, Marie-Josee Therrien


Figure and Tables Acknowledgments Introduction / Greg Donaghy and Patricia E. Roy 1 Soul Searchers and Soft Power: The Canadian Protestant Missionary Movement in Japan, 1873-1951 / Hamish Ion 2 God's Envoys: Canadian Catholic Missionaries in Japan, 1898-2000 / Richard Leclerc 3 Transitional Relations: Japanese Immigration and the Suian Maru Affair, 1900-11 / David Sulz 4 A Menace to the Country and the Empire: Perceptions of the Japanese Military Threat to Canada before 1931 / Gregory A. Johnson and Galen Roger Perras 5 Pacific Beginnings: Canada and Japan between the Wars, 1929-41 / John D. Meehan 6 Only If Necessary: Canada's War against Japan, 1941-45 / Bill Rawling 7 Rethinking the Occupation: E.H. Norman, Canada, and the American Empire in Asia, 1945-51 / John Price 8 Two Other Solitudes: Encounters between Japanese Canadians and French Canadians, 1900-50 / Greg Robinson 9 Reopening the Door: Japanese Remigration and Immigration, 1945-68 / Patricia E. Roy 10 Under the Radar: Japanese Investment in Canada since 1945 / Carin Holroyd 11 Smiling Diplomacy Redux: Trudeau's Engagement with Japan, 1968-76 / Greg Donaghy 12 North Pacific Neighbours in a New World: Canada-Japan Relations, 1984-2006 / John Kirton 13 Canadian Chanceries in Tokyo / Marie-Josee Therrien 14 Projecting Canada in Japan: Reflections on the Japanese Association for Canadian Studies, 1979-2004 / Masako Iino Conclusion / Patricia E. Roy and Greg Donaghy Suggested Reading Glossary Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774814447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9780774814447
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 0774814446

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