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Author Duara, Prasenjit.

Title Sovereignty and authenticity : Manchukuo and the East Asian modern / Prasenjit Duara
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series State and society in East Asia series
State and society in East Asia.
Contents 1. Imperialism and nationalism in the twentieth century -- 2. Manchukuo : a historical perspective -- 3. Asianism and the new discourse of civilization -- 4. Embodying civilization : women and the figure of tradition within modernity -- 5. Imperial nationalism and the frontier -- 6. Local worlds : the poetics and politics of the native place -- Conclusion -- Glossary of Chinese terms -- Glossary of Japanese terms
Summary In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the intriguing case of Manchukuo_the Japanese puppet state in northeast China from 1932-1945_to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and nationalism, modernity and tradition, and governmentality and exploitation interacted in the post-World War I period. He argues that Manchukuo, as a transparently constructed 'nation-state, ' offers a unique historical laboratory for examining the utilization and transformation of circulating global forces mediated by the 'East Asian modern.' With its sweepingly original theoretical and comparat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
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Subject Imperialism.
Nationalism -- East Asia.
Manchuria (China) -- History -- 1931-1945.
Manchuria (China) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585463859 (electronic bk.)
1299761410 (ebk)
9780585463858 (electronic bk.)
9781299761414 (ebk)