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The Resource The gods left first : the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay

The gods left first : the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay

Label
The gods left first : the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56
Title
The gods left first
Title remainder
the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Barshay
Creator
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. -- Publisher website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barshay, Andrew E
Dewey number
940.53/1450952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK759.J37
LC item number
B27 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese
  • Concentration camps
  • Japanese
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Japanese
  • Repatriation
  • Imperialism
  • Manchuria (China)
  • Korea
  • Japan
Label
The gods left first : the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Prologue : The Gods Left First -- 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
833146367
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780520276154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)833146367
Label
The gods left first : the captivity and repatriation of Japanese POWs in northeast Asia, 1945-56, Andrew E. Barshay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Prologue : The Gods Left First -- 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
833146367
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780520276154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)833146367

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