Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans During World War II

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University of California Press, 2011 - History - 488 pages
2 Reviews
"This is one of the finest studies to appear in the field of East Asian studies in recent years. In this highly readable book, Fujitani offers superior thinking and analysis on race relations, empire, and wartime collaboration with the enemy." --Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago

"Pushing against national archives and historiographies and linguistic and disciplinary formations, Race for Empire is a singular, remarkable achievement." --Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones

"Race for Empire offers a profound and thought-provoking re-interpretation. Through excellent use of a wide range of material, Fujitani presents a meticulously researched analysis. This is a milestone in the study of wartime Japan and the U.S." --Teresa Morris-Suzuki, author of Borderline Japan: Foreigners and Frontier Controls in the Postwar Era

 

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Contents

Introduction Ethnic and Colonial Soldiers and the Politics of Disavowal
1
PART ONE FROM VULGAR TO POLITE RACISM
33
PART TWO JAPANESE AS AMERICANS
123
PART THREE KOREANS AS JAPANESE
237
Epilogue Four Volunteer Soldiers
375
Notes
387
Selected Bibliography
447
Index
469
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About the author (2011)

T. Fujitani is the Dr. David Chu Professor in Asia-Pacific Studies and Professor of History at the University of Toronto. He is the editor of Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s) and is the author of Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan (UC Press).

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