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Nisei in Uniform

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the Nisei soldier, the Japanese American Citizens League's (JACL) brainchild, answered various race and citizenship imperatives in the 1940s and 1950s. For all Japanese ... More


Testing the Limits of Postwar Reform: Japanese Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, and the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952

Jane H. Hong

in Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653365
eISBN:
9781469653389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653365.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter charts the formal repeal of Asian exclusion from the vantage point of the Japanese American Citizens League and of other Americans involved in the postwar campaigns that culminated in ... More


Success Story, Japanese American Style

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how, in seeking to produce new envisagements about Japanese Americans, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) spoke to mid-twentieth-century liberals' confidence in the ... More


Military Orientalism and the Intimacies of Collaboration: Sacrifice and the Construction of the Nisei Citizen-Soldier as a Model Minority

Daniel Y. Kim

in The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The participation of Japanese American soldiers in the Korean War as it was depicted in Hollywood films, the mainstream press, and the Pacific Citizen is the focus of this chapter. Such texts reveal ... More


Local Japanese Women for Justice (LJWJ) Speak Out against Daniel Inouye and the JACL

Ida Yoshinaga and Eiko Kosasa

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter challenges popular assumptions about the ways that Asian settlers like Daniel Inouye have “helped Hawaiians.” It shows that Inouye, who has accrued an extraordinary amount of political ... More


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