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Japan's New Order in East Asia
Japan's New Order in East Asia
By F. C. Jones
Oxford University Press (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Pacific Relations), 1954, 498 pp

A solid, though not definitive history of Japan's effort and failure to gain the hegemony of Eastern Asia, between 1937 and 1945. In the author's view Japanese foreign policy was by no means the working out of a master-plan, but represented a confused mixture of contradictory methods and approaches.