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Title Asian labor in the wartime Japanese empire : unknown histories / Paul H. Kratoska, editor
Published Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xx, 433 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series An East Gate book
An East Gate book
Contents I: Japan -- Labor mobilization in Japan and the Japanese empire / Paul H. Kratoska -- II: Manchuria -- Labor policy and the construction industry in Manchukuo : systems of recruitment, management, and control / David Tucker -- III: North China -- Northern Chinese laborers and Manchukuo / Ju Zhifen -- IV: Korea -- Japan's Korean soldiers in the Pacific war / Utsumi Aiko -- Korean forced labor in Japan's wartime empire / Naitou Hisako -- V: Taiwan -- Total war, labor drafts, and colonial administration : wartime mobilization in Taiwan, 1936-45 / Hui-yu Caroline Ts'ai -- VI: Indonesia -- "Economic soldiers" in Java / Shigeru Sato -- The road to hell : the construction of a railway line in west Java during the Japanese occupation / Harry A. Poeze -- The heiho during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia / Kaori Maekawa -- Indonesian rōmusha and coolies under naval administration / Remco Raben -- End of a forgotten drama : the reception and repatriation of rōmusha after the Japanese capitulation / Henk Hovinga -- VII: Malaya -- Labor in the Malay Peninsula and Singapore under Japanese occupation / Paul H. Kratoska -- Malayan labor on the Thailand-Burma railway / Nakahara Michiko -- VIII: Philippines -- Labor usage and mobilization during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, 1942-45 / Ricardo T. Jose -- IX: Vietnam -- Working for the Japanese : working for Vietnamese independence, 1941-45 / Trā̂n M̃y-Vân -- X: Memory and reconciliation -- The origin and development of military sexual slavery in imperial Japan / Chin-Sung Chung -- History, memory, compensation, and reconciliation : the abuse of labor along the Thailand-Burma railway / E. Bruce Reynolds
Summary During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma ""Death"" Railway, and in a very large number of smaller projects. In this book an international group of specialists on the Occupation period examine the labor needs and the recruitment and use of workers (whether forced, military, or otherwise) throughout the Japanese e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-419) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai gnd
Subject Agricultural colonies -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Manpower -- Colonies
Labor policy -- Japan -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Agricultural colonies
Japanisch-Chinesischer Krieg 1937-1945
Pazifikkrieg 1941-1945
Besetzte Gebiete
Bezette gebieden.
Tweede Wereldoorlog.
Travail -- Japon -- Colonies -- 20e siècle.
Guerre mondiale (1939-1945) -- Main-d'oeuvre -- Japon -- Colonies.
Politique du travail -- Japon -- Colonies -- 20e siècle.
Travail forcé -- Japon -- Colonies -- 20e siècle.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Kratoska, Paul H.
ISBN 9781317476429