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Module Reading List (updated 29 Feb 2016)

The Rise of Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration to the Present Day, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Adam Cathcart
a.cathcart@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Textbooks:

Recommended for Purchase:

John Dower, Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II (Norton: 1999)

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Marius B. Jansen, The making of modern Japan (Cambridge MA, Harvard UP, 2000) [Library x2, 1 CC]

Peter Duus, Modern Japan (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2nd ed., 1998) [Library x5, 1 CC]

Kenneth B. Pyle, The making of modern Japan (Lexington, D. C. Heath & Co., 2nd ed., 1996) [Library x2]

Harry Wray and Hilary Conroy eds., Japan examined : perspectives on modern Japanese history (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1983) [Library x3, 1 CC]

W. G. Beasley, The Rise of Modern Japan (NY, St. Martin's Press, 1990) [Library x11]

Michael A. Barnhart, Japan and the world since 1868 (Edward Arnold, 1995) [Library x4]

Kenneth D. Brown, Britain and Japan : a comparative economic and social history since 1900 (Manchester UP, 1998)

James L. McClain, Japan : a modern history (New York, W. W. Norton & Co., 2002) [Library x1]

Elise K. Tipton, Modern Japan. A social and political history (Routledge, 2002) [Library x1]

Ann Waswo, Modern Japanese society 1868-1994 (Oxford UP, 1996) [Library x4, 1 CC]

John Benson and Takao Matsumura, Japan, 1868-1945 : from isolation to occupation (Pearson Education, 2001) [Library x3]

Gary Dean Allinson, Japan's postwar history (Cornell UP, 1997) [Library x4, 1 CC]

Paul J. Bailey, Postwar Japan 1945 to the present (Oxford, Blackwell, 1996) [Library x1]

Jeffrey Kingston, Japan in transformation, 1952-2000 (Pearson, 2001)

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Collected articles:

(These collections bring together many of the key articles on the subject. All of them are available in the Library. The booklists usually indicate when articles have been reprinted in these books).

Peter Kornicki, ed., Meiji Japan : political, economic and social history, 1868-1912 (3 vols., Routledge, 1998) [Library x1]

Stephen Large ed., Showa Japan (3 vols., Routledge, 1998) [Library x1]

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LECTURE PROGRAMME AND READING LISTS

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WEEK 1. The Meiji Restoration: Power, Modernization, and Empire, 1868-1919

Seminar Reading:

N/A

Basic Reading:

Duus, Modern Japan pp. 85-199

Pyle, The making of modern Japan pp. 57-95

Jansen, The making of modern Japan , Chapter 9, pp. 257-293

Reference Reading:

Donald Keene, Emperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912 University of Columbia Press, 2002.

Nakai Nobuhiko and James McClain, ‘Commercial change and urban growth in early modern Japan,’ The Cambridge history of Japan. Vol 4, Early modern Japan , , John Whiteney Hall, ed., (Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 519-538.

Bersma, Rene. Titia : the first Western woman in Japan . Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002.

Beasley, W.G. Great Britain and the opening of Japan 1834-1858 . London: Luzac & Co., 1951.

Anthony Farrington, The English factory in Japan, 1613-1623 . London: The British Library, 1991. 2 vols., mostly primary documents.

Auslin, Michael. Negotiating with imperialism : the unequal treaties and the culture of Japanese diplomacy . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Brett L. Walker, The conquest of Ainu lands : ecology and culture in Japanese expansion, 1590-1800 . (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.)

Sukehiro Hirakawa, Japan's love-hate relationship with the west (Kent: Global Oriental, 2005), chapters 2-1 through 2-4.

Bernd Martin, ‘Fatal Affinities: The German Role in the Modernization of Japan in the Early Meiji Period (1868-1895) and its Aftermath,’ Chapter 2 in Japan and Germany in the modern world (Oxford: Berghahn, 1995). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Saya Makito, translated by David Noble, The Sino-Japanese War and the birth of Japanese nationalism (Tokyo: International House of Japan, 2011).

Sharon H. Nolte, S. and Sally Ann Hastings, 'The Meiji state's policy towards women, 1890-1910' in Bernstein, G. L., ed., Recreating Japanese women, 1600-1945 [electronic resource] (University of California Press, 1991); repr. in Tolliday, The economic development of modern Japan, 1868-1945 : from the Meiji Restoration to the Second World War

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WEEK 2: Taisho Japan: International Culture and Nationalism in the 1920s

Seminar Reading:

[2.1.]

Sukehiro Hirakawa, ‘Rokumeikan: The Europeanization Fever in Comparative Perspective,’ in Japan's love-hate relationship with the west (Kent: Global Oriental, 2005) pp. 127-148.

[2.2.]

Elise K. Tipton, ‘Birth Control and the Population Problem,’ in Society and the state in interwar Japan , Elise K. Tipton, ed. (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 42-62.

[2.3.]

Jung-Sun N. Han, ‘Envisioning a Liberal Empire in East Asia: Yoshino Sakuzo in Taisho Japan,’ The journal of Japanese studies. , Vol. 33 No. 2 (Summer 2007), pp. 357-382.

Basic Reading:

Jansen , The making of modern Japan , Chapter 9, pp. 511-528

Duus , Modern Japan pp. 103-117, 150-168

Pyle , The making of modern Japan pp. 97-114

Waswo , Modern Japanese society 1868-1994 pp. 35-53 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

McClain , Japan pp. 207-245

Reference Reading:

Tani Barlow, ‘Introduction’ to Formations of colonial modernity in East Asia , Tani Barlow, ed., (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Qi Chen, ‘The Circulation of Oscar Wilde’s Prose and Poems in Japan (1868-1926),’ Literature compass. Vol. 10 No. 2 (2013), pp. 288-299.

Teresa A. Algoso, ‘Thoughs on Hermaphroditism: Miyatake Gaikotsu and the Convergence of the Sexes in Taisho Japan,’ The journal of Asian studies. (August 2006). Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 555-573.

Alicia Volk, ‘Authority, Autonomy, and the Early Taisho “Avant Garde”,’ Positions : East Asia cultures critique. pp. 4521-473.

John S. Brownlee, Japanese historians and the national myths, 1600-1945 : the age of the gods and Emperor Jinmu (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997), particularly Chapter 11, ‘Emminent Historians in the 1930s: The Betrayal of Scientific Inquiry.’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Frank B. Tipton, 'Government Policy and Economic Development in Germany and Japan: A Skeptical Reevaluation' The journal of economic history. 41, 1, March 1981; repr. in Tolliday ed., Government and business (1991)

A. C. Kelley and J. G. Williamson, 'Writing history backwards: Meiji Japan revisited' The journal of economic history. 31, 1971; repr. in Macpherson ed., The industrialization of Japan

Akira Iriye, 'The Failure of Economic Expansionism, 1918-1931' in Silberman and Harootunian eds., Japan in crisis : essays on Taishō democracy (1974) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hugh Patrick, 'The economic muddle of the 1920s' in Morley ed., Dilemmas of growth in prewar Japan (1971) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

K. Yamamura, 'Japan's Deus Ex Machina: Western Technology in the 1920s' The journal of Japanese studies. 12, 1, Winter 1986

Smith, R. J., 'Making village women into "good wives and wise mothers" in prewar Japan' Journal of Family History. 8, 3, 1983; repr. in Tolliday , The economic development of modern Japan, 1868-1945 : from the Meiji Restoration to the Second World War

Eric Weitz, ‘The Weimar Legacy: A Global Perspective,’ Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (Princeton University Press, 2013), 391-407.

 

J.W. Robertson Scott, 'Japan, Great Britain and the World: A Letter to My Japanese Friends' in Critical readings on Japan, 1906-1948 : countering Japan's agenda in East Asia. Series 1 : books, 1906-1948, Vol. 2 (2008)

 

 Sarah Hyde, ' Japan and Britain at War and Peace' in The journal of Japanese studies., Vol. 37, No. 1 (2011)

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WEEK 3: Japanese Imperialism in Northeast Asia: Manchukuo, 1931-1945

Seminar Reading:

[3.1.]

Yamamuro Shinichi, Manchuria under Japanese domination , translated by Joshua Fogel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), Introduction. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

[3.2.]

Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, ‘”Imperial Japanese” Drug Trafficking in North China: Historiographic Perspectives,’ Sino-Japanese Studies Vol. 13, no. 1.

[3.3.]

Louise Young, Japan’s Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998). Chapters 1-3, 8. (selections)

Reference Reading :

Matsuoka Yosuke, Building up Manchuria Tokyo, 1938.

Marc Driscoll, Absolute erotic, absolute grotesque : the living, dead, and undead in Japan's imperialism, 1895-1945 (Duke University Press). [full text online]

Mariko Tamanoi, Crossed histories : Manchuria in the age of empire (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005 (put on high demand).

Udagawa, M., 'The Move into Manchuria of the Nissan combine' Japanese yearbook on business history. 7, 1992

Dudden, Alexis. Japan's colonization of Korea : discourse and power (University of Hawaii Press, 2005).

Duus, P., Myers, R. H. and Peattie, M. R., eds., The Japanese informal empire in China, 1895-1937 (Princeton University Press, 1989) esp. essays by Duus

Duus, P., Myers, R. H., and Peattie, M. R., eds., The Japanese wartime empire, 1931-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1996) esp. essays by Duus, Gann, Myers, and Peattie

Hata, I. and Coox, A. D., 'Continental expansion, 1905-41' in Duus, P., ed., The Cambridge history of Japan. Vol 6, The twentieth century (Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Peattie, M. R., 'The Japanese colonial empire, 1895-1945' in Duus, P., ed., The Cambridge history of Japan. Vol 6, The twentieth century (Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Marshall, J., To have and have not : Southeast Asian raw materials and the origins of the Pacific War (Berekeley CA, University of California Press, 1995)

Myers, R. H. and Peattie, M. R., eds., The Japanese colonial empire, 1895-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1984) esp. essays by Duus, Ho, Myers, and Jansen

Yasuhichi Yasuba, ‘Did Japan suffer from a shortage of natural resources before World war Two? ’ The journal of economic history. 36, 3, September 1996

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WEEK 4: Quagmire: The China Incident, 1937-1941

[4.1.] Daqing Yang, ‘Atrocities in Nanjing: Searching for Explanations,’ in The scars of war : the impact of warfare on modern China , Diana Lary and Stephan Mackinnon, eds. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2001), 76-96. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

[4.2.]

Iris Chang, The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II (1997).

[4.3.]

Max Ward, 'Crisis ideology and the articulation of fascism in interwar Japan: the 1938 Thought-War Symposium,' Japan forum. , 26:4 (2014), 462-485

Reference Reading:

Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, The Nanking atrocity, 1937-38 : complicating the picture Oxford : Berghahn, 2007.

Hattori Satoshi with Edward J. Drea (translated by Daqing Yang), ‘Japanese Operations from July to December 1937,’ in Mark Peattie, Edward Drea and Hans Van de Ven, The battle for China : essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 (Stanford University Press, 2011), pp. 159-180 and 511-514.

Kawano Hitoshi, ‘Japanese Combat Morale: A Case Study of the Thirty-Seventh Division,’ in Mark Peattie, Edward Drea and Hans Van de Ven, The battle for China : essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 . Stanford University Press, 2011..

Bernd Martin, ‘Fatal Affinities: The German Role in the Modernization of Japan in the Early Meiji Period (1868-1895) and its Aftermath,’ Chapter 2 in Japan and Germany in the modern world (Oxford: Berghahn, 1995).

Brij Tankha, Kita Ikki and the making of modern Japan : a vision of empire .

Barnhart, M. A., Japan prepares for total war : the search for economic security, 1919-1941 (Cornell University Press, 1987)

Beasley, W. G., Japanese imperialism, 1894-1945 (Clarendon Press, 1987)

Sugihara, K., 'The economic motivations behind Japanese aggression in the late 1930s: perspectives of Freda Utley and Nawa Toichi' Journal of contemporary history. 1997

Hagiwara Mitsuru, ‘The Japanese Air Campaigns in China, 1937-1945,’ in Mark Peattie, Edward Drea and Hans Van de Ven, The battle for China : essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 (Stanford University Press, 2011) pp. 237-255, 523-525.

 

Deterrent diplomacy : Japan, Germany, and the USSR, 1935-1940 : selected translations from Taiheiyō Sensō e no michi, kaisen gaikō shi  / edited by James William Morley.New York : Columbia University Press, 1976. [On Laidlaw High Demand, Modern History N-75.012 MOR]

 

Japanese-German relations, 1895-1945 : war, diplomacy and public opinion  / edited by Christian W. Spang and Rolf-Harald Wippich. London : Routledge, 2006. [on High Demand: Modern History N-75.012 SPA]. See in particular essays by Chapman, John. Ultranationalism in German-Japanese relations, 1930-1945 : from Wenneker to Sasakawa. Folkestone : Global Oriental, 2011. [Brotherton Main floor 2 Modern History G-9.2012 CHA]

 

Reluctant allies : German-Japanese naval relations in World War II  / Hans-Joachim Krug ... [et al.].Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2001. [Brotherton Main floor 2 Modern History C-83 KRU]

 

Bell, Peter,  Chamberlain, Germany and Japan, 1933-4  . Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1996. [Brotherton and Laidlaw; Modern History P-9.4012 BEL]

 

Brooker, Paul.  The faces of fraternalism : Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan  . Oxford : Clarendon, 1991. [Brotherton Main floor 2 Modern History C-76 BRO]

 

Japan in the Fascist era  / edited by E. Bruce Reynolds. New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. [E-book.] The Fascist era : imperial Japan and the axis alliance in historical perspective / Joseph P. Sottile -- Karagokoro : opposing the "Chinese Spirit": on the nativistic roots of Japanese fiction / Klaus Antoni -- Fascist and quasi-fascist ideas in interwar Japan, 1918-1941 / Christopher W.A. Szpilman -- The "Jewish problem" in Japanese-German relations, 1933-1945 / Gerhard Krebs -- Fascist encounters : German Nazis and Japanese Shinto ultranationalists / Walter A. Skya -- Peculiar characteristics : the Japanese political system in the Fascist era / E. Bruce Reynolds.

 

Berger, Thomas U.  War, guilt, and world politics after World War II  . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. [Laidlaw Modern History C-90 BER] 

Wakabayashi, Bob T., 'Emperor Hirohito on Localised Aggression in China' in Sino-Japanese Studies, Vol. 4 No. 1 (1991)

 

Akira, Fujiwara, 'The Nanking Atrocity: An Interprative Overview' in Japan focus, Vol. 5, Issue 10, No. 0 (2007)

 

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Week 5. Race, Power, and the United States: The Pacific War, 1941-1945

Core Reading:

[5.1.] Dower, J. W., War without mercy. Race and power in the Pacific war (Faber & Faber, 1986), selections.

[5.2.] Leslie A. Ito, 'Japanese American Women and the Student Relocation Movement, 1942-1945,' Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies , Vol. 21, No. 3, Identity and the Academy (2000), pp. 1-24

[5.3.]

Hane, Mikiso. 1990. “Wartime Internment”. The Journal of American history. 77 (2), 569–75.

Reference Reading:

Kevin Blackburn, 'Recalling War Trauma of the Pacific War and the Japanese Occupation in the Oral History of Malaysia and Singapore,' Oral history review , Vol. 36, No. 2 (Summer - Fall, 2009), pp. 231-252

Joseph Grew, Ten Years in Japan (London: Hammond, Hammond & Co., 1944).

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Racing the enemy: Stalin, Truman and the surrender of Japan (Cambridge MA, 2005)

Iriye, A., Power and culture : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1945 (Harvard University Press, 1981)

Iriye, A., 'Japan's drive to great power status' in Jansen, M. B., ed., The Cambridge history of Japan. Vol 5, The nineteenth century (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Iriye, A., The origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific (Longman, 1987)

Kimura, M., 'The economics of Japanese imperialism in Korea, 1910-1939' The economic history review. 48, 3, August 1995

Fedman, David & Karacas, Cary, 'A Cartographic Fade to Black: Mapping the Destruction of Urban Japan During World War II' in Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 38 (2012)

Moon, Krystyn R.. 2003. “"there's No Yellow in the Red, White, and Blue": The Creation of Anti-japanese Music During World War II”. Pacific Historical Review 72 (3). University of California Press: 333–52.

Basic reading:

Duus , Modern Japan pp. 200-250

Pyle The making of modern Japan pp. 181-206

Wray and Conroy, Japan examined : perspectives on modern Japanese history pp. 291-330 articles by Banno, Barnhart, Chen, Conroy, Duus, Harrington, Junichoro, Oh, Okamoto, Peattie and Spaulding.

Benson and Matsumura , Japan, 1868-1945 : from isolation to occupation pp. 53-93

Barnhart , Japan and the world since 1868 pp. 136-147 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Beasley , Rise of Modern Japan pp. 159-208

Jansen , The making of modern Japan pp. 576-674

McClain , Japan pp. 405-510

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WEEK 6: The Tokyo War Crimes Trials

[6.1.]

John Dower, ‘Victor’s Justice, Loser’s Justice,’ Chapter 15 of Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II

[6.2.]

Timothy Brook, ‘The Tokyo Judgement and the Rape of Nanking,’ The journal of Asian studies. (2001).

[6.3.]

Sandra Wilson, ‘After the Trials: Class B and Class C Japanese War Criminals and the Post-War World,’ Japanese studies. Vol. 31, no. 2 (2011), 141-149.


Reference Reading:

Sandra Wilson, ‘War Criminals in the Post-war World: The Case of Katō Tetsutarō, ‘ War in history. January 2015 vol. 22 no. 1 87-110.

Richard H. Minear, Victors' justice : the Tokyo War Crimes Trial . Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2001 (originally published with Princeton University Press, 1971).

Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping (Bergsmo, Cheah and Yi), Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014). [ http://www.fichl.org/fileadmin/fichl/FICHL_PS_21_web.pdf ]

Neal Boister, 'The Tokyo Military Tribunal: A Show Trial? ' in Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014) pp. 3-30

XIANG Longwan and Marquise Lee Houle, 'In Search of Justice for China: The Contributions of Judge Hsiang Che-chun to the Prosecution of Japanese War Criminals at the Tokyo Trial,' Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014),pp. 143-176.

LING Yan, 'The 1956 Japanese War Crimes Trials in Shenyang,' in Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014), pp. 215-242.

Barak Kushner, 'Chinese War Crimes Trials of Japanese, 1945–1956: A Historical Summary,' in Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014), pp. 243-266.

ZHANG Tianshu, 'The Forgotten Legacy: China’s Post-Second World War Trials of Japanese War Criminals, 1946–1956,' in Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014), pp. 267-300.

Valentyna Polunina, 'Soviet War Crimes Policy in the Far East: The Bacteriological Warfare Trial at Khabarovsk, 1949,' in Historical origins of international criminal law. volume 2 Morten Bergsmo, Cheah Wui Ling, and Yi Ping, eds. (Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2014), pp. 539-562.

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WEEK 7: SCAP’s Enforced Democracy: The American Occupation (I), 1945-1952

John W. Dower, Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II (W. W. Norton & Co., 1999).

[7.1.]

John Dower, ‘Imperial Democracy: Driving the Wedge,’ and ‘Imperial Democracy: Descending Partway from Heaven,’ Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II , Chapter 9 and 10.

[7.2.]

John Dower, ‘Constitutional Democracy,’ Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II , Chapter 12-14.

Basic Reading:

Gordon , A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present pp. 226-243

Duus , Modern Japan pp. 253-273

Pyle The making of modern Japan pp. 207-226

Jansen , The making of modern Japan pp. 675-702

Wray and Conroy , Japan examined : perspectives on modern Japanese history pp. 331-364

McClain , Japan pp. 523-561

Bailey , Postwar Japan 1945 to the present pp. 21-66 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Wider reading:

 

Dower, J. W., 'The useful war' in Gluck and Graubard eds., Showa : the Japan of Hirohito (1992); repr. in Dower, J. W., Japan in war and peace : selected essays (NY, Free Press, 1993)

Joe Moore, Japanese workers and the struggle for power, 1945-1947 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1983

Passin, H., 'The occupation: some reflections' in Gluck, C. and Graubard, S. R., eds., Showa : the Japan of Hirohito (W. W. Norton & Co., 1992)

Reischauer, E. O., 'The allied occupation: catalyst not creator' in Wray and Conroy, Japan examined : perspectives on modern Japanese history Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Schaller, M., The American occupation of Japan : the origins of the cold war in Asia (Oxford University Press, 1985)

Schonberger, H., Aftermath of war : Americans and the remaking of Japan, 1945-1952 (Kent State University Press, 1989)

Naoko Shibusawa, America's geisha ally : reimagining the Japanese enemy (Cambridge MA, Harvard UP, 2006)

Ward, R. E. and Sakamoto, Y., eds., Democratizing Japan : the allied occupation (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1987)

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Week 8: Backlash and Resistance: The American Occupation (II), 1945-1948

Seminar reading:

[8.1.] Dower, Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II , TBA.

[8.2.] Adam Cathcart, ‘The Shibuya Incident of 1946,’ unpublished manuscript.

[8.3.] Adam Cathcart, “Urban Chinese Perspectives on the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945-1947,” Studies on Asia Series II, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006), 21-48.

Recommended reading:

[8.4] Jennifer M. Miller, ' The Struggle to Rearm Japan: Negotiating the Cold War State in US-Japanese Relations ' in Journal of contemporary history., Vol.46, No.1 (2011)

[8.5] John L. Weste, 'Staging a Comeback: Rearmament Planning and Kyugunjin in Occupied Japan, 1945-52' in Japan forum., Vol. 11, No. 2 (1999)

 

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Week 9: Japanese Women in the Postwar

Seminar reading:

[9.1.]

Meghan Warner Mettler, 'American Perceptions of Japanese Women and their Role in International Relations, 1945–1960,' Journal of women's history. , Volume 26, Number 4, Winter 2014, pp. 60-82.

[9.2.]

Lisa Yoneyama, “Liberation under Siege: U.S. Military Occupation and Japanese Women’s Enfranchisement,” American Quarterly. 57, no. 3 (2005): 885–910

[9.3.]

Mire Koikari, 'Exporting Democracy? : American Women, "Feminist Reforms," and Politics of Imperialism in the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952,' Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies , Vol. 23, No. 1 (2002), pp. 23-45

Reference reading:

Bernstein, G. L., 'The death of "good wife, wise mother"? ' in Gordon, A., ed., Postwar Japan as history (University of California Press, 1993)

Buckley, S., 'Altered states: the body politics of "Being-Woman"' in Gordon, A., ed., Postwar Japan as History (1993)

Bernstein, G. L., ed., Recreating Japanese women, 1600-1945 [electronic resource] (University of California Press, 1991)

Brinton, M. C., Women and the economic miracle. Gender and work in postwar Japan (University of California Press, 1993)

Coleman, S. K., Family planning in Japanese society: traditional birth control in a modern urban culture (Princeton University Press 1983)

Garon, S., 'The world's oldest debate? Prostitution and the state in Imperial Japan, 1900-1945' The American historical review. 98, 1993

Hanley, S. B. et. al., 'Symposium on gender and women in Japan' The journal of Japanese studies. 19, 1993

*Heidi Gottfried and Nagisa Hayashi-Kato, 'Gendering work: deconstructing the narrative of the Japanese economic miracle' Work, employment and society. 12, 1, March 1998

Hicks, G., 'The "Comfort Women"' in Duus, P., Myers, R. H., and Peattie, M. R., eds., The Japanese wartime empire, 1931-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1996)

Hunter, J. E., ed., Japanese women working (Routledge, 1993)

Priscilla A. Lambert, ‘The political economy of postwar family policy in Japan: economic imperatives and electoral incentives’ The journal of Japanese studies. 33, 1, 2007

Barbara Molony and Kathleen Uno eds., Gendering modern Japanese history (Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 2005)

Molony, B., 'Equality versus difference: the Japanese debate over "motherhood protection"' in Hunter, J. E., ed., Japanese women working (Routledge, 1993)

Smith, R. J., 'Gender inequality in contemporary Japan' The journal of Japanese studies. 13, 1987; reprinted in Tolliday , The economic development of modern Japan, 1945-1995 : from occupation to the bubble economy

Myra H. Strober and Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan, The road winds uphill all the way : gender, work, and family in the United States and Japan (Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1999)

Sugiyama, T., Japanese women : constraint and fulfillment (Honolulu, Hawaii University Press, 1984)

Uno, K., 'One day at a time: work and domestic activities of urban lower class women in early twentieth-century Japan' in Hunter, J. E., ed., Japanese women working (Routledge, 1993); repr. in Tolliday , The economic development of modern Japan, 1868-1945 : from the Meiji Restoration to the Second World War

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WEEK 10: War Memory and Japan’s Relations with China and Korea

Seminar Reading: 

Takeshi Yoshida,  The Making of the "Rape of Nanking": History and Memory , Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) Available online via DawsonERA.

Damien Kinney, 'Rediscovering a Massacre: The Filmic Legacy of Iris Chang's  The Rape of Nanking', Continuum : journal of media and cultural studies.  , Volume 26, Issue 1, 2012 Available online on the Blackboard.

Kimi Hara, ' Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: The Troubling Legacy of the San Francisco Treaty ' in Japan focus Vol. 4, Issue 9, No. 0 (2006)

Michael Schaller,  'America's Favourite War Criminal: Kishi Nobosuke and the Transformation of US-Japan Relations' , JPRI Working Paper No.11- Japan Policy Research Institute (1995)

Reference Reading:

Janis Mimura, ' Japan's New Order and Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Planning for Empire ' in Japan focus Vol. 9, Issue 49, No. 3 (2011)

Aaron Gerow, ' War and Nationalism in Yamato: Trauma and Forgetting the Postwar ' in Japan focus Vol. 9, Issue 24, No. 1 (2011)

Mark Driscoll, ' Kobayashi Yoshinori is Dead: Imperial War/ Sick Liberal PEace/ Neoliberal Class War ' in Mechademia, Vol. 4 (2009)

 

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WEEK 11: War Memory and The Comfort Women Issue

 

Reference Reading:

Kim Puja, 'Global Civil Society Remakes History: "The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal 2000'" in Positions: East Asia Cultures Critiques, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2001)

ADDITIONAL READING FOR SELECTED ASSESSED ESSAY QUESTIONS

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