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This is the introductory chapter of the book Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05 Volume I: Centennial Perspectives. It presents an overview of how the other chapters in the book are organized. The first part of the book focuses on the origins of the Russo-Japanese War. The second part is concerned with the course of the war and consists of eleven essays divided into three sections: the military, economic, and cultural dimensions. The third and largest part of the book deals with the reactions to the war and its legacy. It comprises fifteen essays divided into three sections. The first section begins with Nikolai Ovsyannikov's analysis of the impact of the war on internal Japanese politics. The second section opens with Keith Neilson's reexamination of British policy in the wake of the war. The last section is devoted to reactions and consequences of the war in Asia and the colonial world.

Keywords: British policy; colonial world; internal Japanese politics; Keith Neilson; Nikolai Ovsyannikov; Russo-Japanese War



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