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Japan’s New Order

Parks M. Coble

in Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520232686
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520232686.003.0003
Japan’s New Order

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This chapter examines Japan's so-called new order for China after the fall of Shanghai. It suggests that while Prince Konoe Fumimaro's proclamation of a new order hinted at a comprehensive program of economic development focused on north China and Inner Mongolia, the New Order in East Asia and the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere were plastic concepts whose scope altered with Japan's war successes, and whose content changed with war needs. The chapter discusses Japan's confiscation of Chinese factories and the crude extraction of resources from China to cover the escalating costs of the conflict.

Keywords: Japan; China; Prince Konoe Fumimaro; economic development; Inner Mongolia; confiscation; Chinese factories; Shanghai

Chapter.  6229 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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