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Harvard East Asian Monographs 349

On the Margins of Empire

Buraku and Korean Identity in Prewar and Wartime Japan

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674066687

Publication Date: 04/29/2013


454 pages

6 x 9 inches

7 tables

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  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Tables
  • Introduction
  • 1. Modernity and Marginalization: Describing Burakumin and Koreans in Meiji Japan
  • 2. Early Buraku and Korean Reactions: Modernity and Empire from the Margins
  • 3. Minorities and the Minority Problem in the 1920s: Threats to State and Empire, and the Liberal Response
  • 4. Minority Activism and Identity Politics in the Age of Imperial Democracy
  • 5. The “Minority Problem” in Japan’s “New Order”: State Minority Policies and Mobilization for War
  • 6. Minorities in a Time of National Crisis: Burakumin and Koreans during Mobilization and War
  • 7. Interminority Relations, 1920–45: Movements and Communities
  • Conclusion: Prejudice, Policy, and Proximity on the Margins of Empire
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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