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Description - Japan's Orient by Stefan Tanaka

This text examines how late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese historians created the equivalent of an "Orient" for their new nation state. It argues that the Japanese attempted to use a variety of pasts - Chinese, Indian and proto-historic Japanese - to construct an identity that was both modern and Asian. Winner of the American Association's John K. Fairbank Prize.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520201705
ISBN-10: 0520201701
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 305
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stefan Tanaka

Stefan Tanaka is Associate Professor of History, University of California, San Diego.

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