The Japanese and the war : expectation, perception, and the shaping of memory / Michael Lucken.

Memories of World War II exert a powerful influence over Japan's culture and society. In The Japanese and the War, Michael Lucken details how World War II manifested in the literature, art, film, funerary practices, and education reform of the time. Concentrating on the years immediately before...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lucken, Michael (Author)
Other Authors: Grimwade, Karen.
Format: Electronic
Published: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Series:Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Names
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Nation out to Conquer
  • 2 A Totalitarian Dynamic, 1940-1945
  • 3 The Meaning of the War
  • 4 Heroes and the Dead
  • 5 Fear and Destruction
  • 6 Postwar Complexities
  • 7 The American Occupation, or the Present Versus the Past
  • 8 The Plurality of History
  • 9 Individual Conscience and Collective Inertia
  • 10 Memory and Religion
  • 11 From Monument to Museum
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index.