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The Problem of Generation: Preparing the Nisei for the Future

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The related themes of the Issei as pioneers and the Nisei (second generation) as carrying on Japanese development in the United States were central discourses in the upbringing of many American-born ... More


Helping Japan, Helping Ourselves: The Meaning of Issei Patriotism

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the meanings of Japanese immigrant nationalism. The origin of modern Issei nationalism can be traced to the rise of Japanese militarism in Manchuria in the early 1930s, which ... More


Zaibei Doho: Racial Exclusion and the Making of an American Minority

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the impact of American racism on the Issei, which contributed to the development of a distinct racial identity among them in relation to other borderland residents. This ... More


“Pioneers of Japanese Development”: History Making and Racial Identity

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how history writing helped forge an undifferentiated memory that would guide the Issei through the years preceding their wartime internment. The success of the Japanese ... More


Ethnic Nationalism and Racial Struggle: Interethnic Relations in the California Delta

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how immigrants' identity and nationalism developed out of the conflict between Japanese and Filipinos in the San Joaquin River delta during the 1930s. Focusing on the local ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Transnationalism between Two Empires

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter lays out the theoretical foundations of the book, which examines the development of transnational ideas, practices, and politics among Japanese immigrants (Issei) in the ... More


Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Eiichiro Azuma

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before World War II, Japanese immigrants, or Issei, forged a unique transnational identity between their native land and the United States. Whether merchants, community leaders, or rural farmers, ... More


Wages of Immigrant Internationalism: Nisei in the Ancestral Land

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the decision of Japanese immigrant parents and leaders to send their children to school abroad. Issei found many advantages in transnational education, including the improvement ... More


Transplanted: The World of Early Issei Farmers

Cecilia M. Tsu

in Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734771
eISBN:
9780199344987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734771.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Focusing on the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in the Santa Clara Valley at the turn of the twentieth century, this chapter takes up their establishment in agriculture and shows how they ... More


Pioneering Men and Women: Japanese Gender Relations in Rural California

Cecilia M. Tsu

in Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734771
eISBN:
9780199344987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734771.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how in sharp contrast to the experience of Chinese immigrants in the Santa Clara Valley, tensions within Japanese immigrant society stemming from gender imbalance were quite ... More


Japanese Immigrant Settler Colonialism and the Construction of a US National Security Regime against the Transborder “Yellow Peril”

Eiichiro Azuma

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The scholarship on the “Yellow Peril” looks at Japanese immigrants (Issei) as an object of anti-Asian racialization in domestic politics or as a distraction in U.S.-Japanese bilateral diplomacy. ... More


Japan to Hawai`i

Franklin Odo

in Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199813032
eISBN:
9780199345328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Background to emigration of Japanese workers in 1880s, including expansion of Japan into Asia and US acquisition of Hawai`i and other territories in the Pacific. Oppression of Native Hawaiians and ... More


Introduction

Amy Sueyoshi

in Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834975
eISBN:
9780824870683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834975.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines the confluence of race, sexuality, gender, and nation in the intimate relationships of Yone Noguchi. From his expression of impassioned love to Charles Warren Stoddard to his ... More


The Japanese

Courtenay Matsu, Junji Takeshita, Satoru Izutsu, and Earl Hishinuma

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the changing ethnocultural identities of Japanese-Americans in Hawaiʻi (JAHs). Originally arriving as contract laborers in 1885, succeeding generations of the Japanese in ... More


Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Samuel O. Regalado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, ... More


Creating the Nisei Market: Race and Citizenship in Hawaii's Japanese American Consumer Culture

Shiho Imai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833329
eISBN:
9780824870232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833329.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In 1922 the U.S. Supreme Court declared Japanese immigrants ineligible for American citizenship because they were not “white,” dismissing the plaintiff's appeal to skin tone. Unable to claim ... More


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