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Book Announcement: The Meiji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan

The Meiji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan Toshio Watanabe; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge The Meji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan describes the story of Japan’s involvement and administration of Taiwan in the pre-war era, with a focus on the period … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan

Gas Mask Nation Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan Gennifer Weisenfeld A fascinating look at the anxious pleasures of Japanese visual culture during World War II. Airplanes, gas masks, and bombs were common images in wartime Japan. Yet amid … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Comfort Women of Singapore in History and Memory

The Comfort Women of Singapore in History and Memory Kevin Blackburn “Comfort women” or ianfu is the euphemism used by the Japanese military for the women they compelled to do sex work in the Second World War, and has become the term … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of the Japanese Empire: Fragmenting History

Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of the Japanese Empire: Fragmenting History Nobuko Ishitate-Okunomiya Yamasaki Book Description: Analysing materials from literature and film, this book considers the fates of women who did not or could not buy into the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961

The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961 Sidney Xu Lu This innovative study demonstrates how Japanese empire-builders invented and appropriated the discourse of overpopulation to justify Japanese settler colonialism across the Pacific. Lu defines this overpopulation … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: That Distant Country Next Door: Popular Japanese Perceptions of Mao’s China

THAT DISTANT COUNTRY NEXT DOOR: POPULAR JAPANESE PERCEPTIONS OF MAO’S CHINA Erik Esselstrom Japan’s road to war in China in the 1930s–1940s is well known, as are the legacies of that conflict in the diplomatic disputes, territorial rows, and educational … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Constructing Masculinities” Issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for the fall 2017 issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives. The issue will explore the varied interpretations of masculine identity across Asia. We are seeking … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan’s Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan’s Wartime Era, 1931-1945 (Stanford University Press, 2013) For more information: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=22812 Table of contents: http://www.sup.org/pages.cgi?isbn=0804785392&item=Contents_pages&page=1 The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Beyond the Western Liberal Order: Yanaihara Tadao and Empire as Society

Beyond the Western Liberal Order: Yanaihara Tadao and Empire as Society The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought Ryoko Nakano ISBN: 978-1-137-29050-2, ISBN10: 1-137-29050-1, 5.500 x 8.500 inches, 216 pages Beyond the Western Liberal Order explores the international thought of Yanaihara … Continue reading

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Call for papers/panels: 2013 Association for Asian American Studies National Conference

The 2013 Association for Asian American Studies National Conference in Seattle, Washington April 17-21, 2013 Program Co-Chairs Rick Bonus and Moon-Ho Jung Call for Papers Deadline for Submission: October 15, 2012 THE AFTERLIVES OF EMPIRE Claimed by multiple empires for … Continue reading

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