Tag Archives: postwar Japan

Book Announcement: Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline David Leheny Empire of Hope asks how emotions become meaningful in political life. In a diverse array of cases from recent Japanese history, David Leheny shows how sentimental portrayals of the nation … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching Postwar Japanese Fiction

Proposals are invited for a volume tentatively entitled Teaching Postwar Japanese Fiction. This volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series aims to bring together essays describing innovative and successful approaches to teaching Japanese fiction to an undergraduate audience. The terms postwar and fiction are interpreted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture

Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu and Edward Vickers, editors (Routledge: 2013) 264 pp ISBN: 978-0-415-71399-3 In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan Since 1945 From Postwar to Post-Bubble

Does Japan really matter anymore? The challenges of recent Japanese history have led some pundits and scholars to publicly wonder whether Japan’s significance is starting to wane. The multidisciplinary essays that comprise Japan Since 1945 demonstrate its ongoing importance and relevance. Examining … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Housewives of Japan

http://us.macmillan.com/housewivesofjapan/ofraGoldsteinGidoni Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni Palgrave Macmillan, 6/5/2012 ISBN: 978-0-230-34031-2, ISBN10: 0-230-34031-8,  Women in postwar Japan have never felt completely free from the traditional concept of the housewife. Drawing on a unique ethnographic inquiry, Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni explores the complexities of the relationship … Continue reading

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Book announcement: Japan’s Postwar

Edited by Michael Lucken, Anne Bayard-Sakai, Emmanuel Lozerand Translated by J. A. A. Stockwin Historical surveys of postwar Japan are usually established on the grounds that the era is already over, interpreting “postwar” to be the years directly proceeding World … Continue reading

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