Puppet Governments and Chinese Capitalists

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:
Puppet Governments and Chinese Capitalists

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This chapter focuses on Japan's creation of puppet governments in China. These regimes differed from purely colonial administrations, such as those in Taiwan and Korea, in that they were nominally independent entities. They were created on the belief that such governments could assist in controlling conquered territory by gaining the support or at least acquiescence of the population. However, the Japanese structures were marred by several major flaws, and their impotence both gutted their claims to be legitimate, autonomous governments and impeded the efforts of the Japanese to get individuals of prestige to join their cause.

Keywords: puppet governments; China; Japan; colonial administrations; conquered territory; autonomous governments

Chapter.  12779 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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