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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New OrderThe Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945$
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Parks Coble

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232686

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001

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Puppet Governments and Chinese Capitalists

Puppet Governments and Chinese Capitalists

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(p.67) Chapter 4 Puppet Governments and Chinese Capitalists
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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order
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Parks M. Coble

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232686.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Japan's creation of puppet governments in China. These regimes differed from purely colonial administrations, such as those in Taiwan and Korea, in that they were nominally independent entities. They were created on the belief that such governments could assist in controlling conquered territory by gaining the support or at least acquiescence of the population. However, the Japanese structures were marred by several major flaws, and their impotence both gutted their claims to be legitimate, autonomous governments and impeded the efforts of the Japanese to get individuals of prestige to join their cause.

Keywords:   puppet governments, China, Japan, colonial administrations, conquered territory, autonomous governments

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