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Reading the diaries of Japanese conscripts: forging national consciousness during the Russo-Japanese war

Shimazu, Naoko (2006) Reading the diaries of Japanese conscripts: forging national consciousness during the Russo-Japanese war. In: Shimazu, Naoko (ed.) Nationalisms in Japan. Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge series. London, UK: Routledge (Taylor & Francis), pp. 41-65. ISBN 9780415400534.

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Abstract

Nationalisms in Japan brings together leading specialists in the field to discuss how notions of nationalism in modern Japan impinges on all aspects of social, political and cultural understanding of the Japanese nation or the Japanese state. This book is clearly presented and jargon-free, and encompasses a chronological period of roughly two hundred years, beginning with a discussion of some of the early Japanese national thinkers of the Mito School, and ending with a contemporary discussion of the official visits made by Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro to the highly controversial Yasukuni Shrine. This wide chronological period allows for important observations about the evolution of nationalism, suggesting that Japan actually houses multiple nationalisms. Presenting new insights and understanding, this is a valuable addition to those working on modern Japan and nationalism. (Description of book taken from publisher's website: http://www.routledge.com/books/Nationalisms-in-Japan-isbn9780415400534)

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Ms. Catherine Richardson
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 15:15
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/762

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