Colonial Policy Studies in Modern Japan

from Henry Seebohm, The Birds of the Japanese Empire (1890)

Colonial Policy Studies (Shokumin Seisaku Gaku; CPS), developed in the Japanese academy before World War II, was a precursor of IR in the country. Currently, I examine the work of CPS protagonists, including Nitobe Inazo (known as the author of Bushido), Yanaihara Tadao and Tobata Seiichi, and their postwar influences, as well as their intellectual entanglements with imperial pundits in other contemporary empire-states. This is my second monograph project, provisionally titled "Colonial Policy Studies in Japan: A Global Intellectual History."