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Writing War

Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire

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$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674059061

Publication Date: 06/10/2013


388 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction: World War, Diary Writing, and the Self
  • 1. Talk about Heroes: Military Diaries in the Modern World
  • 2. Self-Mobilization and the Discipline of the Battlefield: The Battle for Shanghai and Northern China
  • 3. Assembling the “New Order”: Reconstitution of Self through Diary Writing
  • 4. The Unbearable Likeness of Being: The Transnational Phenomenon of Self-Discipline during the Pacific War
  • 5. The Physics of Writing War: Recording the Destruction of the Japanese Empire
  • 6. The Consequences of Self-Discipline: Postwar Historical Memory and Veterans’ Narratives
  • Conclusion: The Peril of Self-Discipline
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography of War Diaries
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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