International Society in the Early Twentieth Century Asia-Pacific: Imperial Rivalries, International Organizations, and Experts
日時：2022年1月24日（月）17:00 ～ 18:30（JST）
Concentrating on the rivalry between the formal and informal empires of Great Britain, Japan, and the United States, the book examines how regional relations were negotiated in the Asia-Pacific during the interwar years.
A range of international organizations including the League of Nations and the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR), as well as internationally minded intellectuals in various countries intersected with each other, forming a type of regional governance in the Asia-Pacific. This system transformed itself as post-war decolonization accelerated and the United States entered as a major power in the region. This was further reinforced by big foundations, including the Carnegie Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. The book sheds light on the circumstances leading to the collapse of formal empires in the Asia-Pacific alongside hitherto unknown aspects of the region’s transnational history.
This book talk focuses especially upon the chapter “Japanese Americanists’ visions of the Asia-Pacific order: From the prewar to the postwar years”.