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A Global History of the Twentieth Century

Legacies and Lessons from Six National Perspectives

Edited by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi - Foreword by The Honorable John J. Hamre

In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars examine the national experiences of six major twentieth-century powers-- the United States, Japan, Turkey, China, India and Germany—to discern the centuries’ legacies for today and the lessons for tomorrow. They explore core themes including anticolonialism, democracy, socialism, nationalism, industrialization, nuclear weapons, and globalization and provide their own personal interpretations of the century, as well as their respective nation’s experiences and historical memory of the era. Together, they provide a broad historical context of the forces that shaped the twentieth century that will be of interest to scholars and students of history as well as policymakers. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 154Size: 5 3/4 x 9
978-1-4422-7970-4 • Hardback • February 2017 • $68.00 • (£47.95)
978-1-4422-7971-1 • Paperback • February 2017 • $30.00 • (£19.95)
978-1-4422-7972-8 • eBook • February 2017 • $29.99 • (£19.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
Michael J. Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS and chair in modern and contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy at Georgetown University.

Nicholas Szechenyi is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Japan Chair at CSIS.
Foreword, John J. Hamre
  1. Introduction, Michael J. Green
  2. Lifting the Burdens of the Past: How Three Mid-Twentieth Century Presidents Transformed the United States, William Inboden
  3. Japan in the Global History of the Twentieth Century: A Path to “Proactive Contribution to Peace,” Shinichi Kitaoka and Yuichi Hosoya
  4. The Turkish Experience of the Twentieth Century, Cemil Aydin
  5. China’s “Prolonged Rise”: A Twentieth Century Tale and its Twenty-First Century Implications, Chen Jian
  6. The Transformation of India in the Twentieth Century, Srinath Raghavan
  7. Germany’s Trajectory in the Twentieth Century: Global Perspectives, Sebastian Conrad
About the Editors and Contributors