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Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan

Mariko Asano Tamanoi


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariko Asano Tamanoi, author
University of California, Los Angeles

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