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Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II

T. Fujitani


This book offers a reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization during the Asia-Pacific war. In parallel case studies—of Japanese Americans mobilized to serve in the United States Army and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the Japanese military—the author examines the U.S. and Japanese empires as they struggled to manage racialized populations while waging total war. He probes governmental policies and analyzes representations of these soldiers—on film, in literature, and in archival documents—to reveal how characteristics of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender poli ... More

Keywords: nationalism, racism, wartime mobilization, Asia-Pacific war, Japanese Americans, United States Army, Japanese military, racialized populations, capitalism, gender politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520262232
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. Fujitani, author