Best, Antony


Dr Antony Best  

Department

Position held

Department of International History

Associate Professor in International History

Experience keywords:

Anglo-Japanese relations; East Asian international history; intelligence

Research summary > [Click to expand]

The origins of the Pacific War. The International History of East Asia. The History of Modern Japan. Intelligence and International History

Countries and regions to which research relates:

China; Japan; Britain; East Asia

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7923

Publications

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2013

Best, Antony (2013) G. E. Morrison (1862-1920) and Japan In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Britain and Japan, 8. Global Oriental, Leiden, 469-480. ISBN 9789004246027

Best, Antony (2013) Major-General F.S.G. Piggott (1883-1966) In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Britain and Japan, 8. Global Oriental, Leiden, 102-116. ISBN 9789004246027

Best, Antony (2013) Japan and the Cold War In: Immerman, Richard H. and Goedde, Petra, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War. Oxford handbooks in history. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 286-302. ISBN 9780199236961

Best, Antony (2013) Eikoku to Nihon pan-Ajia shugi e no chōsen, 1895-1956 [Britain, Japan and the Challenge of Pan-Asianism, 1895-1956] In: Matsūra, Masataka, (ed.) Ajia Shugi Wa Nani O Kataru Noka : Kioku Kenryoku Kachi. Minerubashobō , Kyōto, Japan, 240-254. ISBN 9784623064885

Best, Antony (2013) The Leith-Ross mission and British policy towards East Asia, 1934-37 The International History Review, 35 (4). 681-701. ISSN 0707-5332

Best, Antony (2013) A cardinal point of our world strategy: the Foreign Office and the normalization of relations with Japan, 1952-63 In: Young, John W. and Pedaliu, Effie G. H. and Kandiah, Michael D., (eds.) Britain in Global Politics: From Churchill to Blair (Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World). Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 100-118. ISBN 9780230360396

2012

Best, Antony (2012) 'We are virtually at war with Russia': Britain and the Cold War in East Asia, 1923-40 Cold War History, 12 (2). 205-225. ISSN 1468-2745

Best, Antony (2011) The double agent’s tale: Vincent Kraft and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1915-18 In: Fisher, John and Best, Antony, (eds.) On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800-1945. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 111-126. ISBN 9781409401193

Fisher, John and Best, Antony (2011) Introduction: on the fringes of diplomacy: influences on British foreign policy, 1800-1945 In: Fisher, John and Best, Antony, (eds.) On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800-1945. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 1-16. ISBN 9781409401193

Best, Antony (2011) Book review: Manchurian railways and the opening of China: an international history - edited by Bruce A. Elleman and Stephen Kotkin History, 96 (322). 219-220. ISSN 0018-2648

Fisher, John and Best, Antony, eds (2011) On the fringes of diplomacy: influences on British foreign policy, 1800-1945 Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9781409401193

2010

Best, Antony, ed (2010) Imperial Japan and the world, 1931-1945 Critical concepts in Asian studies. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415406765

Best, Antony (2010) General introduction In: Best, Antony, (ed.) Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945. Critical concepts in Asian studies. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415406765

Best, Antony (2010) “The Shanghai Temper”: J.O.P. Bland (1863-1945) and Japan In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. Vii . Britain and Japan series. Global Oriental, Folkestone, UK, 311-322. ISBN 9781906876265

Best, Antony (2010) 'The Shanghai Temper': J.O.P. Bland (1863-1945) and Japan In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Global Oriental Ltd, Folkestone, 311-322. ISBN 9789004218031

Best, Antony (2010) Rt. Hon. Austen Chamberlain (1863-1937), Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940) and Japan, 1924-40 In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Global Oriental, Folkestone, 69-80. ISBN 9789004218031

Best, Antony (2010) The Anglo-Japanese alliance, the “Open Door” and international politics in Asia, 1902-23 In: Best, Antony, (ed.) The International History of East Asia, 1900–1968: Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order. Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 21-34. ISBN 9780415401241

Best, Antony (2010) Introduction: the international history of East Asia, 1900–1968: trade, ideology and the quest for order In: Best, Antony, (ed.) The International History of East Asia, 1900–1968: Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order. Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 1-8. ISBN 9780415401241

2009

Best, Antony, ed (2009) The international history of East Asia, 1900–1968 - trade, ideology and the quest for order Routledge Studies in the modern history of Asia. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415401241

2008

Best, Antony (2008) The role of diplomatic practice and court protocol in Anglo-Japanese relations, 1867-1900 In: Mosslang, Markus and Riotte, Torsten, (eds.) The Diplomats’ World: the Cultural History of Diplomacy, 1815-1914. Studies of the German Historical Institute. Oxford University Press/German Historical Institute, Oxford, UK, 231-253. ISBN 9780199548675

Best, Antony and Hanhimäki, Jussi M. and Maiolo, Joseph A. and Schulze, Kirsten E. (2008) International history of the twentieth century and beyond 2nd, Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415438957

2007

Best, Antony (2007) A royal alliance: court diplomacy and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1900-41 In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Global Oriental Ltd, 63-70. ISBN 9781905246335

Best, Antony (2007) A royal alliance: court diplomacy and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1900–41 In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Global Oriental Ltd, Folkestone, 63-70. ISBN 9789004217850

Best, Antony (2007) The birth of the league and the death of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, 1918-1922 In: Hanzawa, A and Yamaguchi, J, (eds.) Japan and the Un in International Politics – Historical Perspectives. Academia Juris Booklet (24). Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 10-32. ISBN 9784902066234

Best, Antony (2007) Senkanki higashi ajia ni okeru kokusai renmei: kokusai kyocho shugi, chiki shugi, nashonarizimu -[Internationalism, regionalism and nationalism in East Asia in the inter-war period] In: Ogata, Sadako and Hanzawa, Tomohiko, (eds.) Guroubalu Govanansu No Rekishiteki Henyo; Kokuren to Kokusai Seijishi [Global Governance in Historical Perspectives; the United . Minerva Publishing, Kyoto, Japan, 25-48. ISBN 9784623048922

Best, Antony (2007) “Monko kaiho” ka, “seiryokuken” ka: senkanki no igirisu, nihon to chugoku mondai [“Open door” or “sphere of influence”: Britain, Japan and South China in the inter-war period] In: Matsuura, M, (ed.) Showa Ajia Shugi No Jitsu-Z? – Nihon No Nanshin to Taiwan – Nany? – Minami Shina [Showa and the Reality of Pan-Asianism – Japan’. Minerva Publishing, Kyoto, Japan, 126-147. ISBN 9784623049424

2006

Best, Antony (2006) Race, monarchy and the Anglo-Japanese alliance, 1902-1922 Social Science Japan Journal, 9 (2). 171-186. ISSN 1468-2680

Best, Antony (2006) Diagnosis and autopsy: Britain and the outbreak of the Pacific war Nids Military History Studies Annual, 9. 118-137. ISSN 1345-5117

Best, Antony (2006) The 'cultural turn' and the international history of East Asia: a response to David Reynolds Cultural and Social History, 3 (4). 482-489. ISSN 1478-0038

Best, Antony (2006) The 'ghost' of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance: an examination into historical mythmaking Historical Journal, 49 (3). 811-831. ISSN 0018-246X

Shillony, Ben-Ami and Best, Antony (2006) Japanese monarchy: past and present IS, 512. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Best, Antony (2005) Our respective empires should stand together: the royal dimension in Anglo-Japanese relations, 1919-1941 Diplomacy and Statecraft, 16 (2). 259-279. ISSN 0959-2296

Best, Antony (2005) British intellectuals and East Asia in the inter-war years In: Louis, W M Roger, (ed.) Yet More Adventures With Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, London, UK, 305-320. ISBN 1845110927

2004

Best, Antony and Hanhimäki, Jussi M. and Maiolo, Joseph A. and Schulze, Kirsten E. (2004) International history of the twentieth century Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415207409

Best, Antony (2004) India, pan-Asianism and the Anglo-Japanese alliance In: O'Brien, Phillips P, (ed.) The Anglo-Japanese Alliance. Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia. Routledge, London, 236-248. ISBN 0415326117

Best, Antony (2004) Ohitsu-gaiko kara mita nichi-ei kankei 1919-1941 [The royal dimension in Anglo-Japanese relations, 1919-1941] In: Ito, Y. and Kawata, M., (eds.) Nijuseki Nihon No Tenno to Kunshusei-Kokusaihikaku No Shiten Kara 1867-1952 [the Emperor and Monarchy in Twentieth Century Japan. Yoshikawa Kobunkan, Japan, 273-302.

2003

Best, Antony (2003) Imperial Japan In: Boyce, Robert and Maiolo, Joseph A, (eds.) The Origins of World War Two: the Debate Continues. Palgrave Macmillan, 52-69.

2002

Best, Antony (2002) Intelligence, diplomacy and the Japanese threat to British interests, 1914-41 Intelligence and National Security, 17 (1). 87-102. ISSN 0268-4527

Best, Antony (2002) Lord Sempill (1893-1965) and Japan, 1921-41 In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Japan library, Vol. I. Japan Society, London, UK, 375-382. ISBN 9781903350140

Best, Antony (2002) Sir Robert Clive, 1877-1948: British ambassador to Japan, 1934-37 In: Cortazzi, Hugh, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Japan library, Vol. V. Japan Society, London, UK, 101-110. ISBN 9781903350140

Best, Antony (2002) Economic appeasement or economic nationalism? A political perspective on the British Empire, Japan and the rise of intra-Asian trade, 1933-37 Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 30 (2). 77-101. ISSN 0308-6534

Best, Antony (2002) British intelligence and the Japanese challenge in Asia, 1914-1941 Studies in military and strategic history. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333945513

2000

Best, Antony (2000) The road to Anglo-Japanese confrontation, 1931-41 In: Nish, Ian and Kibata, Yoichi, (eds.) The History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1600-2000 : Volume Ii: the Political-Diplomatic Dimension, 1931-2000. The history of Anglo-Japanese relations, 1600-2000, II. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 26-50. ISBN 9780333770986

1999

Best, Antony (1999) The British perspective In: Iriye, Akira, (ed.) Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War. The Bedford series in history and culture. Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston, 194-206. ISBN 9780312147884

Best, Antony (1999) Britain and the coming of the Pacific War In: Iriye, Akira, (ed.) Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War. Beford series in history and culture. Bedford / St. Martins, 194-207. ISBN 9780312218188

Best, Antony (1999) "That loyal British subject?": Arthur Edwardes and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1932-41 In: Hoare, Jim E, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Japan library, Vol. I. Japan Library, London, UK, 227-239. ISBN 9781873410899

1997

Best, Antony (1997) Mamoru Shigemitsu and Anglo-Japanese relations In: Nish, Ian, (ed.) Britian and Japan: Biographical Portaits. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 245-260. ISBN 9781873410622

Best, Antony (1997) "This is probably over-valued military power": British intelligence and Whitehall's perception of Japan Intelligence and National Security, 12 (3). 67-94. ISSN 0268-4527

1996

Best, Antony (1996) Constructing an image: British intelligence and Whitehall's perception of Japan Intelligence and National Security, 11 (3). 403-423. ISSN 0268-4527

1995

Best, Antony (1995) Sir Robert Craigie as ambassador to Japan, 1937-1941 In: Nish, Ian, (ed.) Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits. Routledge, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781873410271

Best, Antony (1995) Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbour avoiding war in East Asia, 1936-1941 Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415111713

1994

Best, Antony (1994) 'Straws in the wind': Britain and the February 1941 war-scare in East Asia Diplomacy and Statecraft, 5 (3). 642-665. ISSN 0959-2296

1990

Best, Antony (1990) Shigemitsu Mamoru as Ambassador to Great Britain, 1938-1941 International Studies papers, IS/1990/219. Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


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