Item #40433 A General Outline of Manchoukuo's Construction Programme. Chih PIAO.

A General Outline of Manchoukuo's Construction Programme.

[Tokyo], Foreign Affairs Association of Japan, 1933. 8vo, 22.5cm, 18p., with 2 illus on 1 plate, 2 maps, original printer paper wrappers, faint stamp on the cover, very good to fine, rare.(tr). Item #40433

Manchukuo was a state in Manchuria and Eastern Inner Mongolia, homeland of the Manchus of the Qing Dynasty. It was seized in 1932 and made an independent puppet state of Japan. The last Emperor of China, Pu-Yi acted as head of state , but the real power was in the hands of the Japanese, who planned to use Manchukuo as a base to invade China. Manchukuo's government was abolished with the I945 defeat of Japan in World War H, and it returned to Chinese administration in 1946. This pamphlet describes the changes planned by the Japanese for the development of Manchukuo's railways, harbours, roads, air transportation and communications and monetary system. As for cultural development, the Japanese felt it "of primary importance" to discard "all text-books expounding the party principles of the Kuomintang and to use instead The Four Books and The Book of Filial Piety by Confucius. "

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