Journal article

Chinese Asianism in the Early Republic: Guomindang intellectuals and the brief internationalist turn

Craig A Smith

MODERN ASIAN STUDIES | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Until recent decades, historians of modern East Asia generally considered Asianism to be an imperialistic ideology of militant Japan. Although Japanese expansionists certainly used the term and its concept in this way in the 1930s and 1940s, earlier proponents of Asianism looked upon it as a very real strategy of uniting Asian nations to defend against Western imperialism. Showing that Chinese intellectuals considered different forms of Asianism as viable alternatives in the early days of the Republic of China, this article examines a number of discussions of Asianism immediately following the 1911 Revolution. Concentrating on newspaper articles and speeches by intellectuals Ye Chucang and S..

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