Certain Victory by David C. Earhart
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Certain Victory
By David C. Earhart

Certain Victory

Images of World War II in the Japanese Media

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Certain Victory by David C. Earhart

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This unique window on history employs hundreds of images and written records from Japanese periodicals during World War II to trace the nation's transformation from a colorful, cosmopolitan empire in 1937 to a bleak "total war" society facing imminent destruction in 1945. The author draws upon his extensive collection of Japanese wartime publications to reconstruct the government-controlled media's narrative of the war's goals and progress - thus providing a close-up look at how the war was shown to Japanese on the home front. Many of these visual and written sources are rare in Japan and were previously unavailable in the West. Strikingly, the narrative remains consistent and convincing from victory to retreat, and even as defeat looms large. Earhart's nuanced reading of Japan's wartime media depicts a nation waging war against the world and a government terrorizing its own people. At once informed, scholarly, and readily accessible, this lavishly illustrated volume offers an accurate representation of the official Japanese narrative of the war in contemporary terms. The images are fresh and compelling, revealing a forgotten world by turns familiar and alien, beautiful and stark, poignant and terrifying.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765617767
ISBN-10: 0765617765
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 36mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Looks at how the war was shown to Japanese on the home front. This work depicts a nation waging war against the world and a government terrorizing its own people. It offers a representation of the official Japanese narrative of the war in contemporary terms.

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