Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire
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224pp. April 2005
Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire
Editor: Tamanoi, Mariko Asano;
Crossed Histories represents a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to "Manchuria" under Japan’s influence from the turn of the twentieth century to 1945. The contributors, who represent the fields of history, literature, film studies, sociology, and anthropology, unpack the complexity of Manchuria as an effect of the geopolitical imaginaries of various individuals and groups shaped by imperialism, colonialism, Pan-Asianism, and the present globalization. Manchuria is thus examined in the imaginations of a Chinese journalist and his Shanghai readers in the 1930s; prewar Japanese city planners and architects; a Manchu princess later executed by the Chinese nationalist government; various audiences of Japanese "goodwill films" of the 1930s and 1940s; the seven thousand Poles who immigrated to northern Manchuria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the state makers of Manchukuo (which included both Japanese and Chinese leaders) and North and South Korea during the Cold War era; and a student of Manchuria Nation- Building University in the mid-1940s.

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Contributors: Michael Baskett, Suk-Jung Han, Thomas Lahusen, Rana Mitter, Dan Shao, Mariko Asano Tamanoi, David Tucker.


Asian Interactions and Comparisons Series
Published jointly with the Association for Asian Studies
Editor: Tamanoi, Mariko Asano;
Mariko Asano Tamanoi is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, UCLA.
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