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The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies

On the centennial of the peace treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–5, Dartmouth College hosted a conference to examine the background and making of that treaty and its long-term implications for international relations. Over forty North American, Japanese, and Russian scholars and practitioners participated in the forum. The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies presents eight outstanding conference papers, revised for publication, and two additional papers solicited to round out the scholarship. Together these papers illuminate diplomacy before and after the war, the peace process, the political and cultural legacies of Portsmouth, and the treaty’s significance for Asia-Pacific relations today.

268 pages | 6 x 9

History: American History


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments • Introduction – Allen Hockley and Steven Ericson • DIPLOMACY AND THE PEACE • Russia’s Relations with Japan Before and After the War: An Episode in the Diplomacy of Imperialism – David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye • Japanese Diplomacy Before and After the War: The Turning Point on the Road to the Pacific War – Yasutoshi Teramoto • The Portsmouth Peace – I. V. Lukoianov • Roosevelt and the U.S. Role: Perception Makes Policy – Eugene P. Trani and Donald E. Davis • LEGACIES • Lessons Lessened: The Near-Term Military Legacy of 1904–1905 in Imperial Russia – Bruce W. Menning and John W. Steinberg • The Absence of Portsmouth in an Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Imagination of Peace – Sho Konishi • Political Legacies of the Portsmouth Treaty – Shinji Yokote • CONTEMPORARY IMPLICATIONS • Riding Rough: Portsmouth, Regionalism, and the Birth of Anti-Americanism in Northeast Asia – David Wolff • Economic Engagement: Coping with the Realities of the Globalized World – Vladimir I. Ivanov • The Contemporary Implications of the Russo-Japanese War: A Japanese Perspective – Kazuhiko Togo • Appendix: Summary of Conference Discussions • Notes • Contributors • Index

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