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Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea
Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not.
Casualties of History
Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War
In Casualties of History, Lee K. Pennington relates for the first time in English the experiences of Japanese wounded soldiers and disabled veterans of Japan's "long" Second World War (from 1937 to 1945).
Empire of Dogs
Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World
The Fascist Effect
Japan and Italy, 1915–1952
Reto Hofmann uncovers the ideological links between the fascist governments and cultures of Japan and Italy, shedding light on the formation of fascism's global history.
Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945
Yukiko Koshiro reassesses the role that Eurasia played in Japan's diplomatic and military thinking from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of the war.
Imperial Japan at Its Zenith
The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary
In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were deteriorating. But in that year, the Japanese also commemorated the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of Japan.
The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950
Armstorng examines the genesis of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) both as an important yet rarely studied example of a communist state and as part of modern Korean history.
Planning for Empire
Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State
The origins and evolution of technocratic fascism in wartime Japan.
Samurai to Soldier
Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan
In Samurai to Soldier, D. Colin Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War (1868–1869) and the Satsuma Rebellions of 1877. He shows how pre-1868 developments laid the foundations for the army that would secure Japan's Asian empire.
Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development
Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power.