Fujitani, Takashi,

Race for empire : Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II / T. Fujitani. - 1 online resource (xxi, 488 pages) : illustrations, maps. - JSTOR eBooks Asia Pacific modern ; 7 . - Asia Pacific modern ; 7. .

"A Philip E. Lilienthal book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-468) and index.

pt. 1. From vulgar to polite racism. 1. Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese -- 2. "Very Useful and Very Dangerous": The Global Politics of Life, Death, and Race -- pt. 2. Japanese as Americans. 3. Subject to Choice, Labyrinth of (Un)freedom -- 4. Reasoning, Counterreasonings, and Counter-conduct -- 5. Go for Broke, the Movie: The Transwar Making of American Heroes -- pt. 3. Koreans as Japanese. 6. National Mobilization -- 7. Nation, Blood, and Self-Determination -- 8. The Colonial and National Politics of Gender, Sex, and Family.

"Race for Empire offers a profound and challenging reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization during the Asia-Pacific war. In parallel case studies--of Japanese Americans mobilized to serve in the United States Army and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the Japanese military--T. Fujitani examines the U.S. and Japanese empires as they struggled to manage racialized populations while waging total war. Fujitani probes governmental policies and analyzes representations of these soldiers--on film, in literature, and in archival documents--to reveal how characteristics of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender politics, and the family changed on both sides. He demonstrates that the United States and Japan became increasingly alike over the course of the war, perhaps most tellingly in their common attempts to disavow racism even as they reproduced it in new ways and forms"--

9780520950368 (electronic bk.) 0520950364 (electronic bk.)


352059 MIL 22573/cttt04j1 JSTOR

World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Japanese American.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Korean.
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--Japan.
Nationalism--History--United States--20th century.
Nationalism--History--Japan--20th century.
Racism--History--United States--20th century.
Racism--History--Japan--20th century.
Imperialism--History--20th century.

D769.8.A6 / F798 2011

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