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Contradictory Impulses
Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century
Greg Donaghy   Patricia E. Roy  

$87.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 4/30/2008
ISBN: 9780774814430    

$37.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/1/2009
ISBN: 9780774814447    

288 Pages


About the Book

Patricia E. Roy is Winner of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, the Canadian Historical Association

Canada's early participation in the Asia-Pacific region was hindered by “contradictory impulses.” For over half a century, racist restrictions curtailed immigration from Japan, even as Canadian entrepreneurs, missionaries, and diplomats manoeuvred for access to the Orient. Since then, Canada's relations with Japan have changed profoundly, and the two countries' political, economic, and diplomatic interests are now more closely aligned and wrapped up in a web of reinforcing cultural and social ties.

Contradictory Impulses is a comprehensive and richly documented study of the social, political, and economic interactions between Canada and Japan from the late nineteenth century until today. The chapters, written by leading scholars, provide a portrait of a nation growing into its Pacific identity and also raise pointed questions about the future of Canada's relations with Japan and the vast Pacific region.

Contradictory Impulses challenges our historic understanding of Canada’s place in the world. This portrait of a nation growing into its Pacific identity raises pointed questions about the future of Canada’s relations with Japan and the vast Pacific region. It will appeal to scholars, policymakers, and others interested in Canada’s relations with Japan and the Asia-Pacific Rim.

About the Author(s)

Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Patricia E. Roy is a professor emerita of history at the University of Victoria and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Contributors: Greg Donaghy, Carin Holroyd, Masako Iino, Hamish Ion, Gregory A. Johnson, John Kirton, Richard Leclerc, John D. Meehan, Galen Perras, John Price, Bill Rawling, Greg Robinson, Patricia E. Roy, David Sulz, Marie-Josée Therrien.

Table of Contents

Figure and Tables

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-Josée Therrien

14 Projecting Canada in Japan: Reflections on the Japanese Association for Canadian Studies, 1979-2004
Masako Iino

Patricia E. Roy and Greg Donaghy

Suggested Reading


Sample Chapter

Front Matter and Chapter One

Related Topics

Political Science
Asian Studies

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