The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory

by Michael S. Molasky
     
 

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How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.

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How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.

Editorial Reviews

Carol Gluck
A searching, sometimes searing, exploration of Japanese fiction about the doubled occupation of Japan and Okinawa by the United States and the doubled colonialism.
John Whittier Treat
This study of Japanese fiction ... makes plain the literary effects of Japan's own experience of foreign domination. That Molasky is sensitive not just to the political contents of this literature, but to its racial, sexual and gender import as well, speaks to the breadth of his critical acumen—not to mention the depth of the Japanese colonial experience itself.
David C. Stahl
Molasky's excellent study of Japanese occupation literature is thoroughly researched, well written, and contributes substantially to our understanding of an extremely important but heretofore largely neglected area of postwar Japanese literature.. —The Journal of Asian Studies
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'Molasky's excellent study of Japanese occupation literature is thoroughly researched, well written, and contributes substantially to our understanding of an extremely important but heretofore largely neglected area of postwar Japanese literature.' - The Journal of Asian Studies

'The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory is a definitive work, the result of a Herculean task. Researchers for years to come will be indebted by this groundbreaking project.' - H-Japan

'The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory, is brilliantly realistic from a diverse range of historical, sociological and literary perspectives'- Wendy Ella Wright, electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies , 2007

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415191944
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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