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Book Announcement: Defamiliarizing Japan’s Asia-Pacific War

DEFAMILIARIZING JAPAN’S ASIA-PACIFIC WAR Edited by W. Puck Brecher and Michael W. Myers This wide-ranging collection seeks to reassess conventional understanding of Japan’s Asia-Pacific War by defamiliarizing and expanding the rhetorical narrative. Its nine chapters, diverse in theme and method, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives

Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives By Gwyn McClelland On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Of the dead, approximately 8500 were Catholic Christians, representing over sixty percent of the community. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War

Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War Ethan Mark Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War draws upon written and oral Japanese, Indonesian, Dutch and English-language sources to narrate the Japanese occupation of Java as a transnational … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China

Via University of Washington Press Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China YUN XIA CONTENTS Throughout the War of Resistance against Japan (1931-1945), the Chinese Nationalist government punished collaborators with harsh measures, labeling the enemies from within hanjian … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan

Playing War Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan Sabine Frühstück Published by the University of California Press. In Playing War, Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia

Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia Mire Koikari Cambridge University Press. 235 Pages. Paperback Publication Date: June 1, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1107438811. Cold War Encounters recasts the US occupation of Okinawa as a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia Saito, Hiro University of Hawaii Press, December 2016, 264pp. For more information, please visit http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9697-9780824856748.aspx. Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains … Continue reading

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