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Japanese Society at War: Death, Memory and the Russo-Japanese War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)

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As the first international conflict of the twentieth century, the Russo-Japanese War attracted much contemporary global interest. This text was the first full-length study to examine the war from the perspective of its impact on Japanese society, and sheds light on its implications for modern Japan. What did the war mean to the Japanese people and how did they respond to i ...more
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 28th 2009)
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I have been looking for a book along the lines of Fujitani's "Splendid Monarchy", and now I have found it in "Japanese Society at War": single author, attractive writing style, multiple stories with a dominant theme, drawn from compelling primary sources. The book touches the issues of death and memory of war (the title!), with the main focus on the emergence of nationalism through 2 seperate gateways: modern and traditional. I absolutely love the chapter on conscript experience with nationalism ...more
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