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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(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Stefan Tanaka
Stefan Tanaka is Associate Professor of History, University of California, San Diego.