The dismantling of Japan's empire in East Asia : deimperialization, postwar legitimation and imperial afterlife

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Full title: The dismantling of Japan's empire in East Asia : deimperialization, postwar legitimation and imperial afterlife / edited by Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Angles of empire
  • Section One. The new postwar order : meaning and significance
  • Kato Kiyofumi
  • The decline of the Japanese Empire and the transformation of the regional order in East Asia
  • Kawashima Shin
  • "De-imperialization" in early postwar japan : adjusting and transforming institutions of empire
  • Barak Kushner
  • Imperial loss and Japan's search for postwar legitimacy
  • Araragi Shinzo
  • Collapse of the Japanese empire and the great migrations : repatriation, assimilation, and remaining behind
  • Section Two. War criminals, POWs, and the imperial breakdown
  • Sandra Wilson
  • The shifting politics of guilt : the campaign for the release of Japanese war criminals
  • Sarah Kovner
  • Allied POWs in Korea : life and death during the Pacific War
  • Franziska Seraphim
  • Carceral geographies of Japan's vanishing empire : war criminals' prisons in Asia
  • Sherzod Muminov
  • Prejudice, punishment and propaganda : post-imperial Japan and the Soviet versions of history and justice in East Asia, 1945-1956
  • Section Three. Diplomacy, law, and the end of empire
  • Matthias Zachmann
  • Sublimating the empire : how Japanese experts of international law translated "Greater East Asia" into the postwar period
  • Kanda Yutaka
  • The transformation of a Manchukuo imperial bureaucrat to postwar supporter of the Yoshida Doctrine : the case of Shiina Etsusaburo
  • Park Jung Jin
  • North Korean nation building and Japanese imperialism : people's nation, "people's diplomacy" and the Japanese technicians
  • Erik Esselstrom
  • Humanitarian hero or communist stooge? : the ambivalent Japanese reception of Li Dequan in 1954
  • Section Four. Media and the imperial aftermath
  • Sato Takumi
  • The "pacifist" magazine Sekai : a barometer of postwar thought
  • Shirato Kenichiro
  • Post-imperial broadcasting networks in China and Manchuria
  • Michael Baskett
  • Parting the Bamboo Curtain : Japanese Cold War film exchange with China
  • Comparative epilogue / Kerstin von Lingen
  • Germany as a role model? : coming to terms with Nazi war deeds, 1945-2015.