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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


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


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in Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion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


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


“The A-Bomb Was Not Needed”

Marc Gallicchio

in Unconditional: The Japanese Surrender in World War II

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190091101
eISBN:
9780197525852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091101.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter looks at the aftermath of Japanese surrender. The initial post-surrender policy of the U.S. government put forward a whole host of reforms in Japan. The first year and a half of ... More


The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

J. Charles Schencking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162180
eISBN:
9780231535069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. This book tells the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and ... More


Fetishism of the West in Tanizaki Jun’ichirō’s A Fool’s Love

Arthur M. Mitchell

in Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752919
eISBN:
9781501752933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's A Fool's Love, which was written in 1924 after the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923. The work responds to the rhetoric of social reform of the early 1920s ... More


Weaving the Web of a Life in Japan

Gracia Liu-Farrer

in Immigrant Japan: Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748622
eISBN:
9781501748646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748622.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the narratives of immigrants who have chosen to stay and settle in Japan. Most people coming to Japan initially do not intend to stay. However, mobility is a contingent and ... More


Seven

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku

in An Encouragement of Learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 7 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Here Fukuzawa elaborates in greater detail the function and ... More


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