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The Wilsonian moment : self-determination and the international origins of anticolonial nationalism

Author: Erez Manela
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the neglected story of non-Western peoples at the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, showing how Woodrow Wilson's rhetoric of self-determination helped ignite the upheavals that erupted in the spring of 1919 in four disparate non-Western societies - Egypt, India, China and Korea.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erez Manela
ISBN: 9780195378535 0195378539
OCLC Number: 892558172
Description: XVII, 331 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Erez Manela.

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This book tells the neglected story of non-Western peoples at the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, showing how Woodrow Wilson's rhetoric of self-determination helped ignite the upheavals that erupted in the spring of 1919 in four disparate non-Western societies - Egypt, India, China and Korea.

During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, while key decisions were debated by the victorious Allied powers, a multitude of smaller nations and colonies held their breath, waiting to see how their fates would be decided. President Woodrow Wilson, in his Fourteen Points, had called for "a free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims," giving equal weight would be given to the opinions of the colonized peoples and the colonial powers. Among those nations now paying close attention to Wilson's words and actions were the budding nationalist leaders of four disparate non-Western societies - Egypt, India, China, and Korea. That spring, Wilson's words would help ignite political upheavals in all four of these countries. -- Publisher description.

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