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Author Culver, Annika A., 1975-, author
Title Glorify the empire : Japanese avant-garde propaganda in Manchukuo / Annika A. Culver
Imprint Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2013]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  940.54887 C968    DUE 05-22-24    30550100556842
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D810.P7 J35 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001164722
Descript xii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Issued also in electronic formats
Introduction: Propaganda in the Manchukuo Context, 1932-45 -- Laying the Groundwork for the Japanese Avant-Garde Propagandists -- Literature in Service of the State: Yamada Seizaburô and Right-Wing Proletarianism, 1931-43 -- Surrealism in Service of the State: Fukuzawa Ichirô and Associates, 1935-36 -- The Lure of Artistic Vision and Commercial Prerogative: Ai Mitsu and the Burden of Representation, 1935 and 1943 -- Reflections of Labour and the Construction of the New State: Fuchikami Hakuyô and Manchuria Graph, 1933-41 -- The Manchukuo Publicity and News Bureau's War of Words and Images: Mutô Tomio and the Discourse of Culture, 1938-43 -- The Legitimization of a Multi-Ethnic Literary Culture in Manchukuo: Kawabata Yasunari's Promotion of "Manchurian Literature," 1941-44 -- Conclusion: The Reflected Utopia Darkens: Manchukuo, Imperial Japan's Surrender, and Postwar Issues
"In the 1930s and '40s, Japanese political architects of the Manchukuo project in occupied northeast China realized the importance of using various cultural media to promote a modernization program in the region, as well as its expansion into other parts of Asia. Ironically, the writers and artists chosen to spread this imperialist message had left-wing political roots in Japan, where their work strongly favoured modernist, even avant-garde, styles of expression. In Glorify the Empire, Annika Culver explores how these once anti-imperialist intellectuals produced modernist works celebrating the modernity of a fascist state and reflecting a complicated picture of complicity with, and ambivalence towards, Japan's utopian project. During the war, literary and artistic representations of Manchuria accelerated, and the Japanese-led culture in Manchukuo served as a template for occupied areas in Southeast Asia. A groundbreaking work, Glorify the Empire magnifies the intersection between politics and art in a rarely examined period in Japanese history."--Publisher's website
Subject Propaganda, Japanese -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century
Arts -- Political aspects -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Political aspects -- China -- Manchuria -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Manchuria -- Propaganda
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Manchuria -- Art and the war
Artists -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Propaganda in art
Propagande japonaise -- Chine -- Mandchourie -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Arts -- Aspect politque -- Chine -- Mandchourie -- Histoire -- 2e siècle
Avant-garde (Esthétique) -- Aspect politique -- Chine -- Mandchourie -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Chine -- Mandchourie -- Propagande
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Chine -- Mandchourie -- Art et guerre
Artistes -- Japon -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Propagande dans l'art
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