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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part II

The story of the Japanese empire's surrender in August 1945 is well known but we understand much less about what followed this downfall during the process of “de-imperialization” and the reordering of East Asia after war. How did power and authority in postwar East Asia transform and what forces shaped the regional postwar hierarchy when Japanese power and command dissolved? How were political and social stability re-established and within what framework, employing what ideology to gain public support?