The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan
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320pp. April 2001
The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan
Author: Orr, James J.;
This is the first systematic, historical inquiry into the emergence of "victim consciousness" (higaisha ishiki) as an essential component of Japanese pacifist national identity after World War II. In his meticulously crafted narrative and analysis,
"Detailed and subtly nuanced work--a superb piece of scholarship that serves the needs of scholars and students alike ... The Victim as Hero truly deserves a wide readership." --Journal of World History, June 2003

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Author: Orr, James J.;
James J. Orr teaches in the Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University.



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