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Author Nakano, Satoshi, 1959- author, translator
中野聡 1959-
Title Tōnan Ajia senryō to Nihonjin. English
Japan's colonial moment in Southeast Asia, 1942-1945 : the occupiers' experience / Satoshi Nakano
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  D767.2 .N323513 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020122900
 RCHSS Library  D767.2 N323513 2019    AVAILABLE    30560400653926
 Modern History Library  327.52059 N163    AVAILABLE    30550100664166
Descript xi, 274 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge contemporary Japan series ; 76
Routledge contemporary Japan series ; 76
Note Originally published in 2012 by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Tokyo
Originally published under the title: Tōnan Ajia senryō to Nihonjin
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-267) and index
"The first-ever attempt to paint a full scale portrait of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia during the Asia-Pacific War (1942-1945). This book draws on the huge body of available narrative--military documents, bureaucratic records and personal accounts of combatants and civilians, including diaries, memoirs and collected correspondence--most of which have previously been either unknown or unavailable to non-Japanese readers. It examines how the Japanese imperial adventure in Southeast Asia sped up the collapse of the Japanese empire as a whole, not only through its ultimate military defeat in the region, but also due to its failure as an occupier from the very beginning. Nakano explains the significance of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia as a learning experience for the occupiers, whether soldiers on the frontlines or civilians on the home front. He uses a synthesis, overlay and juxtaposition of a selection of these narratives, to reassemble the narrative as a whole. This brings into focus the outlook of those Japanese who set out for Southeast Asia with the purpose to urge the region's occupied people to collaborate with Japan to transform the region into an integral part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Many would eventually discover that what required change was Japan and its whole approach to colonial rule, as was realized so quickly in the postwar era"-- Provided by publisher
Translated from the Japanese
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Southeast Asia
World War, 1939-1945 -- Occupied territories
Japan -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- Japan
Japan -- History -- 20th century
Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
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