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Asia and postwar Japan : deimperialization, civic activism, and national identity / Simon Avenell.

Author/creator Avenell, Simon Andrew author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2022.
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionxiv, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 451
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 451.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The early postwar period: Asia as ideology and ideal -- 2. From ethnic nationalism to ethnic responsibility -- 3. The Vietnam War, immigration control, and original sin -- 4. Grassroots regionalization and Asian solidarity -- 5. Another internationalization: postwar responsibility, inter-people diplomacy, and bananas -- 6. The breakthrough: Asian community and identity in the time of change -- Conclusion: Japan's postwar odyssey with Asia.
Abstract "Traces the unfolding of Japan's postwar Asia problem through various phases of deimperialization from 1945 until the early twenty-first century. It focuses on the thought and activism of progressive activists and intellectuals as they struggled to overcome rigid preconceptions about 'Asia,' as they grappled with the implications of postimperial responsibility, and as they forged new regional solidarities and Asian imaginaries"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2021062950
ISBN9780674270978 hardcover
ISBN0674270975 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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