Japan and the Specter of Imperialism

Japan and the Specter of Imperialism

by M. Anderson


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Japan and the Specter of Imperialism by M. Anderson

Japan and the Specter of Imperialism examines competing Japanese responses to the late nineteenth century unequal treaty regime as a confrontation with liberal imperialism, including the culture and gender politics of US territorial expansion into the Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230619227
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/18/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Anderson is Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he teaches courses on Japanese film and cultural studies. He received his Ph.D. on East Asian Literature from Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Ansei Treaties and the Specter of Imperialism John Luther Long's Madame Butterfly and Imperial Domesticity The Science of Making Men: Moral Fitness for Global Competition Imperial Aesthetics and the State in Meiji Japan Aesthetics and the Moral Capital of the Family State Liberal Governmentality and Melodramatic Resistance in Ozaki Koyo's Konjiki yasha Haga Yaichi's Institution of Classical Japanese Literature: National Community, Governmentality, and Colonial Domesticity

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