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Introduction

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand Japanese colonial culture by analyzing the tropes of savagery in literary works and exploring links between ... More


Ethnography as Self-Reflection: Japanese Anthropology in Colonial Korea

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter teases out the multiple, sometimes contradictory, messages in Japanese ethnographic accounts and images of colonial Korea to assess their practical and ideological value to the imperial ... More


The First K-Wave: Koreaphilia in Imperial Japanese Popular Culture

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the seldom acknowledged cultural impact of Koreana on imperial Japanese popular entertainment. It examines specific examples that were genuinely popular in Japan—folk songs ... More


The Colonial Eyeglasses of Nakajima Atsushi

Robert Thomas Tierney

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the South Seas literature of Nakajima Atsushi (1909–42), an important writer who published most of his work during the period of the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. ... More


Conclusion: Cannibalism in Postwar Literature

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter examines tropes of savagery in the literature of the postwar period. Cannibalism features as a major theme in three prominent pacifist and humanistic novels that were ... More


Conclusion: The Nature of Japanese Imperialism

W. G. Beasley

in Japanese Imperialism 1894–1945

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221685
eISBN:
9780191678479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221685.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the decade after 1894, alignment with Britain and the United States was the necessary concomitant of putting together the rudiments of a Japanese empire. In the second stage, starting in 1905, ... More


The Emperor’s Celluloid Army Marches On

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the connections between pre- and post-imperial Japanese film culture with regard to a longing for empire. Japan's surrender to the Allies in 1945 marked an end to the physical ... More


The Pelagic Empire: Reconsidering Japanese Expansion

William M. Tsutsui

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the nature of Japanese imperialism, and particularly Japan's “pelagic empire,” from a marine perspective. It argues that imperialism and the patterns of resource exploitation ... More


Becoming "Japanese": Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation

Leo Ching

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225510
eISBN:
9780520925755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1895 Japan acquired Taiwan as its first formal colony after a resounding victory in the Sino-Japanese war. For the next fifty years, Japanese rule devastated and transformed the entire ... More


Introduction: “Manchuria” in Postwar Japan

Mariko Asano Tamanoi

in Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832674
eISBN:
9780824870072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832674.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to present “the history of the present,” in which certain Japanese, Japanese-Chinese, and Chinese people remember Manchuria. This ... More


Cold War Rising: Observing US-Soviet Dissonance

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Japan's intentions in persuading the Soviet Union to remain neutral, or to mediate peace with the United States. They regarded the Russian presence in East Asia as a given in ... More


Lost Histories

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines the collective significance and cumulative impact of Japanese imperial film culture—defined as an integrated system of film-related processes including legislation, production, ... More


Introduction

Yumi Moon

in Populist Collaborators: The Ilchinhoe and the Japanese Colonization of Korea, 1896-1910

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450419
eISBN:
9780801467950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450419.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explores the research potential in stories of collaboration in colonial narratives, in particular that of pro-Japanese collaboration in Korea. This history of Korean ... More


Memory Map 1: Oral Histories

Mariko Asano Tamanoi

in Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832674
eISBN:
9780824870072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832674.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the oral testimonies of the returnees from Manchuria to the Ina Valley and other parts of Nagano. These people emigrated to Manchuria in the age of empire but were subsequently ... More


Competing Empires in Transnational Asia

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Japan's struggle to create and define its empire as a unique entity vis-à-vis the West. It first considers how Japan clashed with Hollywood for market domination and the “hearts ... More


Imagining an Affective Community in Asia: Japan’s Wartime Broadcasting and Voices of Inclusion

Ji Hee Jung

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay explores the role of radio broadcasting at the height of Japanese imperial expansion during the last phase of the Asia Pacific War. In an era when the growing demands of the war effort ... More


Communist Ideology and Alliance with the Soviet Union

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the relationship between Japan and Russia after World War II. Through the war, Japanese leadership and the broader population alike viewed Russians and the Soviet Union with ... More


From Film Colony to Film Sphere

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the development of film institutions within the formal colonies of Taiwan and Korea and its extension to the semicolonial film market of Manchuria. It examines how legislation, ... More


Media Empire: Creating Audiences

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Japanese film culture engaged parallel forms of media to create imperial subjects by focusing on manga or comic books, popular music, and film magazines. It first considers ... More


Mao’s Communist Revolution: Who Will Rule China?

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Japan's wartime policy toward China that developed through critical evaluations of Chinese communist forces. Japanese intellectuals saw the potential of Chinese communism to ... More


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