Tag Archives: World War II

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: 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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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: Law, Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919–1936

Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919–1936 Ricky W. Law Book website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/transnational-nazism/3A72AC2415A209D3ACF3C934A1740DD5 In 1936, Nazi Germany and militarist Japan built a partnership which culminated in the Tokyo-Berlin Axis. This study of interwar German-Japanese relations is the first to … 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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Resource: Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection

Those researching or just interested in modern Japanese history will find much to explore in Harvard University’s Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection. A compilation of manuscript materials and photographs related to the Japanese War Crimes Trial, these works originate from Joseph B. Keenan, … Continue reading

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Resource: Dietrich Seckel’s Photo Archive (1936-1942)

Those interested in everyday life in Japan during World War II may be interested in the University of Heidelberg’s digital archive of photographs by German art historian Dietrich Seckel. Credited as one of the leading figures in establishing art historical … Continue reading

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