This week, we’re going to discuss the Russo-Japanese War from a different angle; we’re going to talk about the effect it had in generating nationalist movements around Asia and in breaking the spell of European invincibility. From Sun Yat-sen to Mohandas Gandhi, the Japanese victory resonated around the world, and helped shape the 20th century as we know it.
Listen to the episode here.
Mishra, Panjak. From The Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia.
Pyle, Kenneth B. Japan Rising.
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