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Title: Expanding the Japanese empire to the Manchurian frontier: Immigration and ethnicity in the South Manchuria railway towns
Authors: Ávila Tàpies, Rosalía 
UNESCO Clasification: 55 Historia
550606 Historia de la economía
Issue Date: 2016
Journal: Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America Since 1800
Abstract: This chapter examines the imperial Japan’s territoriality in Manchuria and the morphology of its inter-ethnic relations. Particularly, it focuses on the South Manchuria Railway towns, which were planned and administrated by Japan’s South Manchuria Railway Company from 1907 to 1937. They were the main residential districts of the Japanese colonist until the demise of Japanese-ruled Manchukuo in 1945. Along with the Japanese, also the Chinese, the Koreans and citizens of other nationalities migrated to them, and they became segregated spaces which were characterized by ethnic difference. In this study, the nature of the inter-ethnic contact is examined through the analysis of the levels of residential segregation or coexistence, and through the determination and analysis of the causes of segregation. The results show significant levels of ethnic residential segregation, and the existence of barriers and socio-spatial separations, both before and after the creation of Manchukuo (1932), despite the fact that the new state claimed to be based on ideologies of inter-ethnic harmony (Minzoku kyôwa), equality and Oriental civilization, in its declared attempt to build an ideal and moral state in Asia and create a kind of pan-Asian utopia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/46559
ISBN: 9781317006916
DOI: 10.4324/9781315549866
Source: Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America Since 1800, p. 65-81
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