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Harvard East Asian Monographs 434

Earthquake Children

Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo

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$60.00 • £52.95 • €54.95

ISBN 9780674247826

Publication Date: 08/11/2020


352 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 color photos, 22 photos, 12 color illus., 4 illus., 1 map

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs


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An absorbing book… Narrates the vivid and emotional stories of how children experienced and made sense of the earthquake, how teachers and other adults interpreted the children’s experience, and the subsequent initiatives to develop disaster-preparedness in the public… Succeeds in illuminating the contemporary relevance of this historical study.—Kaori H. Okano, Journal of Japanese Studies

[Borland’s] research is thorough, her writing is often vivid, and the book is very well illustrated. Whether using her own words or those of Japan’s children, the author is able to convey a vivid sense of the horror of an event like the Great Kanto Earthquake and the difficulties faced by many survivors… Earthquake Children will appeal to anyone interested in social responses to earthquakes and other disasters in urban areas, to those interested in the history of children, and to anyone interested in the modern history of Tokyo.—Gregory Smits, Monumenta Nipponica

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