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Author Xiong, Ying, Ph.D., author

Title Representing empire : Japanese colonial literature in Taiwan and Manchuria / by Ying Xiong
Published Leiden : Brill, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 375 pages)
Series East Asian Comparative Literature and Culture ; 3
East Asian comparative literature and culture ; 3
Contents Part I. Exoticising the other, reinventing the self -- National literature and beyond -- Local discovered -- National lineage reinvented -- Part II. Pan-Asianism unrealised -- Between imperialism and pan-Asianism -- Literature in the name of national harmony -- Translating texts, transforming identities -- Part III. Re-mapping the empire : Japan, Taiwan, and Manchukuo -- Imperial knowledge and colonial power -- Romanticising the empire -- Local literature in ambivalence -- Conclusion: Japanese nationalism and its discontents
Summary Ying Xiong examines Japanese-language colonial literature written by Japanese expatriate writers in Taiwan and Manchuria. Drawing on a wide range of Japanese and Chinese sources, this book reveals not only a nuanced picture of Japanese literary terrain but also the interplay between imperialism, nationalism, and Pan-Asianism in the colonies.0While the existing literature on Japanese nationalism has largely remained within the confines of national history, by using colonial literature as an example, Ying Xiong demonstrates that transnational forces shaped Japanese nationalism in the twentieth century.0With its multidisciplinary and comparative approach, this book adds to a growing body of literature that challenges traditional interpretations of Japanese nationalism and national literary canon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Imperialism in literature.
Japanese literature -- China -- Manchuria -- History and criticism.
Japanese literature -- Taiwan -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, Japanese, in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Regionalism -- East Asia.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306942608 (ebk)
9004274111 (electronic bk.)
9781306942607 (ebk)
9789004274112 (electronic bk.)