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New Directions in East Asian History

Student Radicalism and the Formation of Postwar Japan

Authors: Hasegawa, Kenji

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  • Fills a temporal gap in various narratives of radical resistance in the postwar period
  • Highlights an international context by writing the Korean War into the history of postwar Japan
  • Features new materials like the memoirs of Korean-Japanese student activists
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1777-4
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About this book

This book offers a timely and multifaceted reanalysis of student radicalism in postwar Japan. It considers how students actively engaged the early postwar debates over subjectivity, and how the emergence of a new generation of students in the mid-1950s influenced the nation’s embrace of the idea that ‘the postwar’ had ended. Attentive to the shifting spatial and temporal boundaries of ‘postwar Japan,’ it elucidates previously neglected histories of student and zainichi Korean activism and their interactions with the Japanese Communist Party. This book is a key read for scholars in the field of Japanese history, social movements and postcolonial studies, as well as the history of student radicalism.

About the authors

Kenji Hasegawa is an Associate Professor at Yokohama National University, Japan. He received his undergraduate degree from Keio University and doctoral degree in history from Stanford University. His research interest lies in modern history and prior publications include Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century, co-edited with Peter Duus in 2011.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Hasegawa, Kenji

  • From Shinjinkai to Zengakuren: Petit Bourgeois Students and the Postwar Revolution, 1945–1950

    Pages 13-49

    Hasegawa, Kenji

  • ‘Impressionable Students and Excitable Koreans’: Internal Factors in the JCP’s Anti-American Radicalization, 1945–1952

    Pages 51-87

    Hasegawa, Kenji

  • Guerilla Warfare in Postwar Japan: The Ogōchi sanson kōsakutai, 1950–1952

    Pages 89-124

    Hasegawa, Kenji

  • Waging ‘Peace’ in Post-Occupation Japan: The Uchinada Base Protests of 1953

    Pages 125-165

    Hasegawa, Kenji

Buy this book

eBook ¥5,615
¥7,861 (listprice)
price for Japan (gross)
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1777-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover ¥7,019
¥9,827 (listprice)
price for Japan (gross)
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1776-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover ¥7,019
¥9,827 (listprice)
price for Japan (gross)
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4682-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Student Radicalism and the Formation of Postwar Japan
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in East Asian History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1777-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1777-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1776-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4682-8
Series ISSN
2522-0195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 218
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