Tag Archives: Japan

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Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

A review of Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan, 1600-1900, by Jakobina Arch. Jakobina Arch’s pathbreaking dissertation makes substantial contributions…

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Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan

A review of Marshaling Culture: Strategies of Japanese Mobilization in Colonial Taiwan, by Winifred Kai-wen Chang. Winifred Chang’s dissertation is a reexamination of the centrality…

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A Cultural History of Wartime Japan

A review of Carnival War: A Cultural History of Wartime Japan, 1937-1945, by Benjamin Tsubokura Uchiyama. Benjamin Uchiyama’s dissertation revisits the culture of wartime Japan…

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The Making of Karafuto Repatriates

A review of The making of Karafuto repatriates, by Jonathan Edward Bull. Japan’s defeat in World War II ushered in the rapid dismantling of its…

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The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters

A Review of the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters (jdarchive.org) Introduction The disasters of March 2011 in Japan (東日本大震災, or Great East Japan Earthquake)…

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Rebellion in Japan’s Army, 1860-1931

A review of Culture of Disobedience: Rebellion and Defiance in the Japanese Army, 1860-1931, by Danny Orbach. Danny Orbach’s dissertation is a very welcome addition…