Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Becoming "Japanese"Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Leo Ching

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225510

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225510.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021



Those Who Once Were “Japanese”

(p.1) Introduction
Becoming "Japanese"

Leo T. S. Ching

University of California Press

On the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1979, seven Taiwanese aborigines slowly but steadily made their way to the office at the Yasuguni jinja, a shrine that consecrates the spirits of Japanese soldiers killed during the Second World War.1 The members of the entourage, five men and two women, had exhausted their savings and money borrowed from people in their villages to come to Japan. They were representatives from several aboriginal territories. More precisely, they were representing the descendants of the hundreds of aboriginal soldiers who fought and died during the war in the name of the Japanese Emperor. Many nonaboriginal Taiwanese ex-soldiers have made similar pilgrimages....

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.