The main purpose of this article is to analyze how the war was recognized and socially accepted from the viewpoint of humanism and social factors, unlike the perspective of the political military perspectives. The Russia and Japan focused on major literary works of the their countries on different perspectives and positions after the outcome of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) caused by Russia’s Dongjin policy on the Korean peninsula and Japan’s expansion of imperialism. They also analyzed how social and cultural factors, which were the basis of people’s consciousness and actions deployed in the site of conflict at the time, were affected by the policy-making process. During this period, anti-government activities were activated based on Russian people and intellectuals’ opposition to tyranny. The Bolshevik government and Stalin government maintained critical views of the Russo-Japanese War, but they were convinced that the Soviet Union had waited for the end of World War II and that they had defeated Japan in the statement. Stalin’s statement represents the long-standing hostility toward Japan among Russians who suffered severe damage to their self-esteem after the Russo-Japanese War.
Ⅱ. Expansion of imperialism and Russo-Japanese War
Ⅲ. Russo-Japanese War and Social Factors
Ⅳ. Russo-Japanese War and the Implications