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Takaoka, Die innere Kolonisation Japans
12018-08-06T21:44:40-04:00Shellen Wu768cb3a87e44745ca18d50f57d38cb14bed89fba23Kumao Takaoka, Die innere Kolonisation Japans (Leipzig: Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1904).plain2018-11-30T14:11:08-05:001904Copyright undetermined.Shellen X. WuSchmoller, Gustav von (1837-1917); Sering, Max (1857-1939)image/pngStill ImageKate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f
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12018-04-23T13:40:27-04:00The Science of Empire12Both China and Japan looked to the social sciences to administer empire.plain1252018-11-30T14:11:57-05:00Shellen Wu
The modernization and development that Han Chinese officers envisioned for Xing An grew out of the global circulation of ideas extolling the virtues of scientific management. If the language they employed seem familiar, it is because both Japanese and Chinese alike drew from the same well.
By the end of the nineteenth century the social sciences and disciplines like geography and agronomy connected Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The educated elite from around the world increasingly spoke a common language of science and the social sciences.
Early American influence shaped the colonization of Hokkaidō, but by the early twentieth century, Japanese writers were turning to other global examples and borrowing from the Germans the term “internal colonization.” The publication in 1904 of Kumao Takaoka’s work, Die innere Kolonisation Japans, in the social science series published by Gustav Schmoller and Max Sering explicitly connected Japan to the liberal circles of colonization advocates in Germany. Takaoka was the brother of the director of the colonial government in Hokkaidō, Naokichi Takaoka, to whom he dedicated his 1904 work. The extensive use of charts, census, and surveys in the work makes it an early example of the Japanese Empire’s reliance on social science methods to control its population and territory.