Lamentation as History: Narratives by Koreans in Japan, 1965-2000

Lamentation as History: Narratives by Koreans in Japan, 1965-2000

by Melissa Wender
     
 

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Wender (Japanese literature, Bates College) discusses the emergence and transformations of discourses of ethnic identity in the literature of Koreans in Japan over the three and a half decades. She weaves grassroots legal movements into her analysis to reveal ethnic identity as experienced publicly and politically as well as internally, psychologically, and…  See more details below

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Wender (Japanese literature, Bates College) discusses the emergence and transformations of discourses of ethnic identity in the literature of Koreans in Japan over the three and a half decades. She weaves grassroots legal movements into her analysis to reveal ethnic identity as experienced publicly and politically as well as internally, psychologically, and individually. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"Lamentation as History is a pioneering study that will serve as a catalyst for the burgeoning research on Japan's "resident Korea" population. As an ambitious and stimulating inquiry into the relationship between literary and legal struggles in late twentieth-century Japan, it is a work deserving a wide readership."—Journal of Japanese Studies

"With a solid knowledge of the literary works of zainichi authors complementing her personal connections to some of these authors, Wender delivers a timely and engrossing read."—Japanese Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804750417
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
11/14/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Melissa L. Wender is Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature at Bates College.

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