Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific

Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific

by Michael R. Jin
Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific

Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless: A Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific

by Michael R. Jin

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Overview

From the 1920s to the eve of the Pacific War in 1941, more than 50,000 young second-generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) embarked on transpacific journeys to the Japanese Empire, putting an ocean between themselves and pervasive anti-Asian racism in the American West. Born U.S. citizens but treated as unwelcome aliens, this contingent of Japanese Americans--one in four U.S.-born Nisei--came in search of better lives but instead encountered a world shaped by increasingly volatile relations between the U.S. and Japan.

Based on transnational and bilingual research in the United States and Japan, Michael R. Jin recuperates the stories of this unique group of American emigrants at the crossroads of U.S. and Japanese empire. From the Jim Crow American West to the Japanese colonial frontiers in Asia, and from internment camps in America to Hiroshima on the eve of the atomic bombing, these individuals redefined ideas about home, identity, citizenship, and belonging as they encountered multiple social realities on both sides of the Pacific. Citizens, Immigrants, and the Stateless examines the deeply intertwined histories of Asian exclusion in the United States, Japanese colonialism in Asia, and volatile geopolitical changes in the Pacific world that converged in the lives of Japanese American migrants.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503614901
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2021
Series: Asian America
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael R. Jin is Assistant Professor of History and Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Making of a Japanese American Diaspora in the Pacific
1. From Citizens to Emigrants: The Japanese American Transnational Generation in the U.S.-Japan Borderlands
2. From Citizens to the Stateless: Migration, Exclusion, and Nisei Citizenship
3. From Citizens to Enemy Aliens: The "Kibei Problem" and Japanese American Loyalty During World War II
4. Beyond Two Homelands: Kibei Transnationalism in the Making of a Japanese American Diaspora
5. Between Two Empires: Nisei Citizenship and Loyalty in the Pacific Theater
6. Buried Wounds of the Secret Sufferers: Memory, History, and the Japanese American Survivors in the Nuclear Pacific
Epilogue:
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