"A Disturbance Not of Great Importance": The Tientsin Incident and U.S.-Japan Relations in China, 1919-1920

"A Disturbance Not of Great Importance": The Tientsin Incident and U.S.-Japan Relations in China,... " A D i s t u r b a n c e N o t of G r e a t I m p o r t a n c e " : T h e Tientsin I n c i d e n t a n d U . S . - J a p a n R e l a t i o n s i n China, 1919-1920 Warren John Tenney University of Arizona Despite diplomatic efforts in Washington a n d Tokyo at the end of World War I, contention a n d discord surfaced between the United States a n d Japan as b o t h countries sought to secure their position a n d prestige in China. A little-known confrontation between American soldiers a n d Japanese police a n d civilians in Tientsin, China, contributed to strained diplomatic relations between the two countries. Diplomats, the press, soldiers, a n d history contributed to the fracas in Tientsin, which w a s interpreted differently by the United States a n d Japan. The Tientsin incident involved a clash between American soldiers a n d Japanese police a n d civilians http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

"A Disturbance Not of Great Importance": The Tientsin Incident and U.S.-Japan Relations in China, 1919-1920

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BRILL
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© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1058-3947
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1876-5610
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10.1163/187656194X00076
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" A D i s t u r b a n c e N o t of G r e a t I m p o r t a n c e " : T h e Tientsin I n c i d e n t a n d U . S . - J a p a n R e l a t i o n s i n China, 1919-1920 Warren John Tenney University of Arizona Despite diplomatic efforts in Washington a n d Tokyo at the end of World War I, contention a n d discord surfaced between the United States a n d Japan as b o t h countries sought to secure their position a n d prestige in China. A little-known confrontation between American soldiers a n d Japanese police a n d civilians in Tientsin, China, contributed to strained diplomatic relations between the two countries. Diplomats, the press, soldiers, a n d history contributed to the fracas in Tientsin, which w a s interpreted differently by the United States a n d Japan. The Tientsin incident involved a clash between American soldiers a n d Japanese police a n d civilians

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Journal of American-East Asian RelationsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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