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Stefan Tanaka examines how late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japanese historians created the equivalent of an 'Orient' for their new nation state. He 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.

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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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