Amsterdam University Press
Pacific Strife
Title
Pacific Strife
Subtitle
The Great Powers and their Political and Economic Rivalries in Asia and the Western Pacific, 1870-1914
Price
€ 139,00
ISBN
9789089644206
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
526
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
History
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Reviews and Features

'Van Dijk's work will richly reward readers of nearly any interest level.' - J. Rogers in Choice

"Pacific Strife is a well-written account of the great power rivalries in the Pacific that will appeal to all scholars and students working on the region in the time period under study." - Arnout van der Meer in Brill

"An excellent historical review of the diplomatic, military, and economic activities in the pre-WWI Asia-Pacific region." - Hao-Li Lin, Pacific Affairs

Kees van Dijk

Pacific Strife

The Great Powers and their Political and Economic Rivalries in Asia and the Western Pacific, 1870-1914

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, colonial powers clashed over much of Central and East Asia: Great Britain and Germany fought over New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Fiji, and Samoa; France and Great Britain competed over control of continental Southwest Asia; and the United States annexed the Philippines and Hawaii. Meanwhile, the possible disintegration of China and Japan’s growing nationalism added new dimensions to the rivalries.

Surveying these and other international developments in the Pacific basin during the three decades preceding World War I, Kees van Dijk traces the emergence of superpowers during the colonial race and analyzes their conduct as they struggled for territory. Extensive in scope, Pacific Strife is a fascinating look at a volatile moment in history.
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Author

Kees van Dijk

Kees van Dijk is emeritus professor of the history of modern Islam in Indonesia at Leiden University.