Systemic Failure of China\'s Bifurcated World Order and the Sino-Japanese War
by heehorse on November 30th, 2002
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This is a paper I wrote recently for a class on the International Relations of Asia before World War II.
It examines the causes of the first Sino-Japanese War (1895) from the point of view of a systemic failure of China's foreign policy.
The paper assumes the reader is already familiar with the events surrounding and preceding the first Sino-Japanese war.
On the whole I was pretty happy about how it turned out. I churned it out last minute, so I think it could have been written better.
Feel free to make comments.
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