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Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan

Mariko Asano Tamanoi

Abstract

Between 1932 and 1945, more than 320,000 Japanese emigrated to Manchuria in northeast China with the dream of becoming land-owning farmers. Following the Soviet invasion of Manchuria and Japan's surrender in August 1945, their dream turned into a nightmare. Since the late 1980s, popular Japanese conceptions have overlooked the disastrous impact of colonization and resurrected the utopian justification for creating Manchukuo, as the puppet state was known. This re-remembering, the book argues, constitutes a source of friction between China and Japan today. The book tells the compelling story of ... More

Keywords: Japanese settlers, Manchuria, colonization, China, utopia, emigration, farmers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832674
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariko Asano Tamanoi, author
University of California, Los Angeles

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