Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9½
978-1-4422-8183-7 • Hardback • April 2017 • $221.00 • (£173.00)
978-1-4422-8184-4 • eBook • April 2017 • $210.00 • (£162.00)
Rotem Kowner founded the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel and was its first chair. He teaches Japanese modern history and culture and naval history. He has written and edited several books on this subject and has contributed to numerous articles.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Forward to the Second Edition
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 1: War Documents
Appendix 2: Glossary of Port Arthur Site Names
Appendix 3: Military Ranks
Appendix 4: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the War
Appendix 5: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the Battle of Tsushima
About the Author
This revised and expanded edition of a volume originally published in 2006 deals not only with the Russo-Japanese War itself but also strives—successfully—to put it into the broader context of 20th-century political, military, and diplomatic history. Kowner, who coauthored with Walter Demel Race and Racism in Modern East Asia, added around 200 new entries to the 600 from the first edition. The volume includes an introductory essay on the war along with a chronology, a number of appendixes, and an extensive, invaluable bibliography; most of these features appear to have been updated…. [T]his is an indispensable resource on the subject, and libraries owning the first edition will want this new one, particularly those whose collections support research in Russian and East Asian studies, military history, and maritime studies.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty.
— Choice Reviews
The author, the world’s leading authority on the subject, contributed all the entries, rewriting every one of the original 600 in the first edition and adding more than 200 new ones for this edition. The essays range from 200 to 2000 words. With its equally impressive data in the appendixes, no question exists that this is a monumental accomplishment.
— American Reference Books Annual