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Ultranational Nature: Dead Time and Dead Space

Julia Adeney Thomas

in Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228542
eISBN:
9780520926844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228542.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the ultranational nature of wartime Japan and traces the origins of this concept to the decade after the Russo-Japanese War. It argues that twentieth-century Japan did not ... More


Introduction

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains how the book focuses on the neglected casualties of World War II, specifically, the Japanese wounded soldiers and physically disabled veterans. It examines the ... More


“White-Robed Heroes” in Wartime Mass Culture

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes the projected image of disabled veterans as icons of noble sacrifice that gained visibility in wartime Japan. Due mainly to official efforts, the Russo-Japanese War image of ... More


Wartime (1937–1945)

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the wartime migration patterns of Okinawans and more broadly, explores the impact of Japan's involvement in full-scale war on the lives of these Okinawans. During the second ... More


Designing the Social Mechanism

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the “reform bureaucrats,” an influential group of economic policymakers who designed Japan’s managed economy policies for wartime mobilization both in the colonies and at home. ... More


Protecting Disabled Veterans during Wartime

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter studies the welfare services for military casualties established by the wartime Japanese state. Confronted with the rising number of wounded servicemen returning from China, Japan's ... More


Introduction: The Technological Imaginary of Imperial Japan

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction examines the relationship between technology and power in Japan within the context of prevailing historical narratives that portray technology as the progressive force behind Japan’s ... More


Epilogue: Legacies of Techno-Fascism and Techno-Imperialism in Postwar Japan

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The epilogue illuminates some of the continuities between notions of technology that emerged during wartime and post-war Japan’s transformation into a technological superpower. In the midst of ... More


Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Aaron Stephen Moore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut and dried picture is not at all ... More


Kabuki and the Manchurian and Shanghai Incidents: 1931–1934

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the kabuki plays spawned by Japan's war with China. From 1931 to 1934, the effects of the war with China were still largely contained in Japanese society. The war had not yet ... More


Japan and Kabuki at the Zenith: 1942

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1942. Among these is Japan's noble, civilizing mission in China and the Pacific; its use of theater as cultural propaganda; arrival of ... More


Kabuki and Japan’s “Decisive Battle”: 1943

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1943. These include kabuki artists' response to Japan's military defeats; the staging of forty-six programs of old and new kabuki ... More


War Plays in Kabuki—a Retrospection: August 1945

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Kabuki theater was a living, contemporary performing art as late as 1945. When the war was over and American Occupation officials responsible for theater arrived in Japan, they were told that kabuki ... More


Kabuki and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident: 1937–1938

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the kabuki theater response to Japan's reactivated war against China. In late summer 1937 the Kwantung Army instigated the incident at Marco Polo Bridge (Lugouqiao), launching ... More


Kabuki Is a Luxury: 1944

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1944. These include the Tōjō cabinet's draconian emergency measures aimed controlling labor, retail trade, finance, manufacturing, and ... More


The Agony Ends: 1945

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1945. These include the wholesale decline of kabuki theater in the first six months of 1945 due to the collapse of the Japanese ... More


The Darkening Storm: 1939

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses events surrounding the world of kabuki in 1939. Most Japanese citizens were disappointed that the China Incident had not been successfully resolved after eight years of ... More


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