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The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa

Literature and Memory

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The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa by Michael S. Molasky
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This book is an exploration, through literature, of Japan's experience of American military occupation. It provides textual analysis and discussions of post-war history, and juxtaposes literature from men and women, by writers from mainland Japan and Okinawa. The author examines whether Japanese womens' writing provides a counter-history to predominantly male narratives of the occupation, and also how Okinawan writers represented their region's distinct experience of American military occupation and what Okinawan literature teaches us about historical memory in Japan today. American forces still remain in Okinawa today and are a source of political controversy. Through careful analysis of literary texts and attention to writers and works long excluded from Japan's post-war literary canon, this book introduces fresh perspectives on the occupation era.
Release date NZ
March 8th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
12 b&w photographs, notes
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9780415260442
Product ID
1681851

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