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The Resource The gods left first : imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay

The gods left first : imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay

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The gods left first : imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56
Title
The gods left first
Title remainder
imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Barshay
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the time of Japan's surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, some six million Japanese were left stranded across the vast expanse of a vanquished Asian empire. Half civilian and half military, they faced the prospect of returning somehow to a Japan that lay prostrate, its cities destroyed, after years of warfare and Allied bombing campaigns. Among them were more than 600,000 soldiers of Japan's army in Manchuria, who had surrendered to the Red Army only to be transported to Soviet labor camps, mainly in Siberia. Held for between two and four years, and some far longer, amid forced labor and reeducation campaigns, they waited for return, never knowing when or if it would come. Drawing on a wide range of memoirs, art, poetry, and contemporary records, The Gods Left First reconstructs their experience of captivity, return, and encounter with a postwar Japan that now seemed as alien as it had once been familiar. In a broader sense, this study is a meditation on the meaning of survival for Japan's continental repatriates, showing that their memories of involvement in Japan's imperial project were both a burden and the basis for a new way of life."--
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contains biographical information
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Barshay, Andrew E
Dewey number
940.53/1450952
Index
index present
LC call number
DK759.J37
LC item number
B27 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese
  • Concentration camps
  • Japanese
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Japanese
  • Repatriation
  • Imperialism
  • Manchuria (China)
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Concentration camps
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Imperialism
  • Japanese
  • Repatriation
  • China
  • East Asia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Russia (Federation)
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The gods left first : imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Prologue -- The Gods Left First -- Sources and Method -- II. The Siberian Internment in History -- The Prince's Tale -- The Soviet-Japanese War -- Hot War to Cold -- The Soviet-Japanese Conflict : Prehistory into History -- Toward Internment -- The Internment Remembered -- III. Kazuki Yasuo and the Profane World of the Gulag -- Icons of the Profane -- The Red Corpse -- "My Vision Broadened Tenfold" -- The "Siberia Style" -- From Image to Text -- The Responsibility of the Artist -- "The Beauty only I Can Grasp" -- IV. Knowledge Painfully Acquired : Takasugi Ichirō and the "Democratic Movement" in Siberia -- Thank You, Iosif Vissarionovich! -- A Humanist Interprets the Gulag -- Siberia, School of Democracy -- Ogawa Gorō Becomes Takasugi Ichirō -- In the Shadow of the Northern Lights -- The Gate of Hell -- Toward Epiphany -- Toward Return -- Knowledge Painfully Acquired -- V. Ishihara Yoshirō : "My Best Self Did Not Return" -- Prologue: Ishihara Yoshirō and Viktor Frankl -- The Survivor's Question -- The Primitive Accumulation of Memory -- The Life before the Death -- Into the Gulag -- At Lowest Ebb, Stirrings -- Kano Buichi, Enigma -- Was this Domoi? -- VI. Coda -- The People Stalin Didn't Care About -- "A War to Live" : Fujiwara Tei's The Shooting Stars Are Alive -- The Meaning and Message of Survival -- Appendix: How Many?
Control code
856411652
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt3j2vfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856411652
Label
The gods left first : imperial collapse and the repatriation of Japanese from northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Prologue -- The Gods Left First -- Sources and Method -- II. The Siberian Internment in History -- The Prince's Tale -- The Soviet-Japanese War -- Hot War to Cold -- The Soviet-Japanese Conflict : Prehistory into History -- Toward Internment -- The Internment Remembered -- III. Kazuki Yasuo and the Profane World of the Gulag -- Icons of the Profane -- The Red Corpse -- "My Vision Broadened Tenfold" -- The "Siberia Style" -- From Image to Text -- The Responsibility of the Artist -- "The Beauty only I Can Grasp" -- IV. Knowledge Painfully Acquired : Takasugi Ichirō and the "Democratic Movement" in Siberia -- Thank You, Iosif Vissarionovich! -- A Humanist Interprets the Gulag -- Siberia, School of Democracy -- Ogawa Gorō Becomes Takasugi Ichirō -- In the Shadow of the Northern Lights -- The Gate of Hell -- Toward Epiphany -- Toward Return -- Knowledge Painfully Acquired -- V. Ishihara Yoshirō : "My Best Self Did Not Return" -- Prologue: Ishihara Yoshirō and Viktor Frankl -- The Survivor's Question -- The Primitive Accumulation of Memory -- The Life before the Death -- Into the Gulag -- At Lowest Ebb, Stirrings -- Kano Buichi, Enigma -- Was this Domoi? -- VI. Coda -- The People Stalin Didn't Care About -- "A War to Live" : Fujiwara Tei's The Shooting Stars Are Alive -- The Meaning and Message of Survival -- Appendix: How Many?
Control code
856411652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3j2vfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856411652

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