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17/03/2017 (Hardcover)
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9781925608953

Boundaries of 'the Japanese' Vol.2

Volume 2: Korea, Taiwan and the Ainu 1868-1945
by OGUMA Eiji
Japanese society series
In this the parallel volume to The Boundaries of 'the Japanese': Volume 1: Okinawa 1818-1972 (2014), renowned historical sociologist Eiji Oguma further explores the fluctuating political, geographical, ethnic, and sociocultural borders of 'Japan' and 'the Japanese' from the latter years of the Tokugawa shogunate to the mid-20th century. Focus is...

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In this the parallel volume to The Boundaries of 'the Japanese': Volume 1: Okinawa 1818-1972 (2014), renowned historical sociologist Eiji Oguma further explores the fluctuating political, geographical, ethnic, and sociocultural borders of 'Japan' and 'the Japanese' from the latter years of the Tokugawa shogunate to the mid-20th century. Focus is placed first upon the northern island of Hokkaido with its indigenous Ainu inhabitants, and then upon the mainstays of Japan's colonial empire-Taiwan and Korea. In continuing to elaborate his theme of inclusion and exclusion, the author comprehensively recounts and analyzes the events, actions, campaigns and attitudes of both the rulers and the ruled as Japan endeavoured both to be seen as a strong, civilized nation by the wider world, and to 'civilize' its disparate subjects on its own terms.

About Authors

OGUMA Eiji is a Japanese sociologist and Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University specializing in historical sociology and correlated social sciences. Although aspiring to study physics at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, he dropped out and instead went on to graduate from the Department of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, in 1987. He joined Iwanami Shoten, a major academic publisher in Japan, and worked as book editor until 1996. He then joined the Department of International Social Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, where he completed his PhD. He served as Lecturer at Keio University, and later as Associate Professor, before assuming his current position. He is actively involved in research and discussions on political thought largely focused on nationalism and democracy and based on history. His books have won prestigious academic awards such as the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities and the Mainichi Publishing Culture Award. He is also known as a guitarist.

Table of contents


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Preface to the English Edition: Coloured Imperialism and Beyond
Introduction
1 The People of the ‘Empire’s Northern Gateway’
2 The Possession of Taiwan
3 The Birth of a Government-General’s Kingdom
4 Japanese-who-were-Koreans
5 Separate but Equal
6 ‘People’s Rights’ and ‘Impartial Benevolence’
7 Green is the Willow, Scarlet the Blossom
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Preface to the English Edition: Coloured Imperialism and Beyond
Introduction
1 The People of the ‘Empire’s Northern Gateway’
2 The Possession of Taiwan
3 The Birth of a Government-General’s Kingdom
4 Japanese-who-were-Koreans
5 Separate but Equal
6 ‘People’s Rights’ and ‘Impartial Benevolence’
7 Green is the Willow, Scarlet the Blossom
8 Mainland Extensionism
9 The Failure of Governance Reform
10 The Dream of ‘Different Flesh, Same Mind’
11 ‘Korean-born Japanese’
12 Japanisation and ‘the Japanese’
13 The Final Reforms
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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