Hishida, The International Position of Japan as a Great Power, New York, 1905. (Thesis.)
[[RIGHT-BOX-END: Amateurish. A rehash of the history of Japan versus other countries from 660 B.C. to 1905. ]]
“Since that time (the Chinese war 1894–95) the Far East has become a centre of the ambitions chiefly of France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Russia and the United States, in their efforts to satisfy the wants of ‘imperial expansion’, commercial and political” (p. 256).
“The economic activity of the Great Powers has assumed the form of ‘imperialism’, which signifies the ambition of the Great Powers to control, for economic or political purposes, ‘as large a portion of the earth’s surface as their energy and opportunities may permit’” (p. 269).
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Reinsch, World Politics, New York, 1902.
Colquhoun, The Mastery of the Pacific, New York, 1902.
Debidour, The Diplomatic History of Europe, Paris, 1891 (2 vols).