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In TransitThe Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere$
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Faye Yuan Kleeman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838607

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Modernity, Colonialism, and the Formation of a Cultural Empire

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(p.1) Introduction
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In Transit
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Faye Yuan Kleeman

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.003.0007

This book examines the ways in which modernity and colonialism intersected in the formation of a cultural empire in East Asia. Using an interdisciplinary and multitextual approach, it investigates the social and cultural experiences of individuals living in this cultural sphere that was created by the Japanese imperial enterprise. It explores the intertwined and multifarious relationship between the personal and the national, the private and the public, in the grand scheme of the Japanese colonial project. It asks what the common people gained from the Japanese empire, how they were persuaded to accept the ideology of Japanese imperialism, and what sustained their interest in the project of empire building. The book also considers the potential to reinterpret the political concept of the “Great East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere,” not as an ideologically rooted term but as a space for cultural interaction and transformation in East Asia during the first half of the twentieth century. Finally, it analyzes the link between gender and imperialism by focusing on women's experience of (post)coloniality.

Keywords:   modernity, colonialism, cultural empire, East Asia, Japanese empire, Japanese imperialism, Co-Prosperity Sphere, gender, (post)coloniality, women

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