Syllabus on International Relations

By Parker Thomas Moon; Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) | Go to book overview
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Question. Osborne, The New Japanese Peril. B. Russell, The Problem of China. Willoughby, Foreign Rights and Interests in China, chs. xix-xx. Morse, Trade and Administration of the Chinese Empire. Collins, Mineral Enterprise in China. S. High, China's Place in the Sun. E. T. Williams, China Yesterday and Today. M. T. Z. Tyau, China Awakened. Also works listed above.
1. Importance of the stakes of imperialist diplomacy in the Far East.
a. Economic.
b. Political.
2. Japanese imperialism.
a. Japan's case for imperialism.
i. "Surplus population."
ii. Need of raw materials.
iii. A Japanese "Monroe Doctrine for Asia." (cf. P. Weale, The Fight for the Republic in China, p. 81, on the "doctrine of Maximum Pressure.")
3. Results of Japanese imperialism in Korea, Formosa, southern Manchuria.
4. Obstacles to Japanese imperialism.
i. Chinese nationalism.
ii. The Open Door doctrine.
iii. Russia.
iv. Democratic forces in Japan.
5. Russia in the Far East.
a. Difficulties with Japan regarding eastern Siberia and Sakhalin.
b. Position in Mongolia.
c. Relations with China.
d. Potential significance of Bolshevik anti-imperialist propaganda.
6. United States and the Far East.
a. The nature of American interests in the Far East.
b. Reasons for antagonism between Japan and United States.
c. Relation of Philippine problem to Far East.

XIII. IN THE PACIFIC
References:--( Moon, ch. xv). # Bowman, 520-31. S. Greenbie, The Pacific Triangle. G. Scholefield, The Pacific, Its Past and Future. C. Fletcher , The Problem of the Pacific. H. Morse Stephens (ed.), The Pacific Ocean in History. Also below. Gt. Britain, F. O., Handbook, Discoveries and Acquisitions in the Pacific.
A. BACKGROUND--GEOGRAPHIC, RACIAL, HISTORICAL.

B. DUTCH IMPERIALISM IN THE EAST INDIES.
References:-- # Keller, 539-67. Van Coenen Torchiana, Tropical Holland. Cabaton, Java, Sumatra and the Other Islands of the Dutch East Indies. F. G. Carpenter, Java and the East Indies. C. Day, Dutch in Java. Ireland, Far Eastern Tropics, ch. ix. Gt. Britain, F. O., Handbooks on Dutch Borneo, Dutch New Guinea, Celebes, Sumatra.
1. The "culture system" and later methods of economic exploitation.
2. Dutch policy toward native education and self-government.

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