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Embattled Memories, Ersatz Histories

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247949
eISBN:
9780520939646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter asks how the military valorizes a past that is marked by defeat. Looking at base museums against the backdrop of more prominent war and military museums, it traces numerous instances of ... More


From Defeat to Victory: Burma, January 1942–August 1945

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1942 Burma Campaign was an extension of the Malaya–Singapore Campaign. During the conquest of Burma in the first half of 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) displayed the same tactical skill ... More


Gold-Eating Monsters: Military Independence and the Prerogative of Supreme Command

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the supreme prerogative system (tōsui-ken) and how it secured the independence of the Japanese armed forces from any civilian institution apart from the imperial throne. In ... More


From Meiji through Manchukuo: Japan’s Growing Interest in Sino-Muslims

Kelly A. Hammond

in China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469659657
eISBN:
9781469659671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659657.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 traces the historical development of Japan’s interest in Sino-Muslims and is framed within the broader intellectual interest in both Islam and religion that began in the late Meiji period ... More


Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as “cattle to the slaughter.” But, in fact, the Imperial Japanese Army had a ... More


Introduction

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the culture of rebellion and resistance in the Imperial Japanese Army. Drawing on fifteen archives in four different countries, along with other sources such as letter collections, ... More


Powerful Connections

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the testimony of Tanaka Ryūkichi, an officer in Japan's Kwantung Army in China and Kawashima Yoshiko's lover, during the Tokyo War Crimes Trial after World War II. There was ... More


The Dreadful and the Trivial

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This book has shown how a culture of insubordination, an ideological pattern of rebellion and resistance, developed as a constant feature of Japanese military life from the Meiji Restoration onward. ... More


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