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Author Ziomek, Kirsten L., author

Title Lost histories : recovering the lives of Japan's colonial peoples / Kirsten L. Ziomek
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2019


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Description xix, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 418
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 418
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Boundaries of late Meiji colonial subjecthood. Colonial reality and subaltern subjectivity -- Meeting the man on the other side -- The paupers' grave at Margravine Cemetery -- Welcome to the empire -- Part II. Journeys between the metropole and the colonies. The taming of the barbarian and other savage love stories -- Two coconuts and a bonito stick -- Part III. Performing and living racial-alities. Dividing space, creating barriers -- A mountain of bones -- Conclusion
Summary "Examines material objects, visual imagery, and oral histories to help reconstruct the lives and movements of the four least examined groups of Japan's colonial subjects--the Ainu, Taiwan's indigenous people, Micronesians, and Okinawans--conveying the dynamic nature of an empire in motion and explaining how individuals navigated the variances of imperial life"--Provided by publisher
Notes Based on the author's thesis, issued under the title: Subaltern speak : imperial multiplicities in Japan's empire and post-war colonialisms ( Ph. D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-400) and index
Subject Ainu -- Ethnic identity.
Ryukyuans -- Ethnic identity.
Micronesians -- Ethnic identity.
Taiwan aborigines -- Ethnic identity.
Japan -- Colonies -- Asia.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1868-1912.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1912-1945.
LC no. 2018034043
ISBN 9780674237278 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
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