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By Orbaugh, S.

ISBN-10: 9004155465

ISBN-13: 9789004155466

ISBN-10: 9047411668

ISBN-13: 9789047411666

The reconstruction of id in put up international conflict II Japan after the trauma of conflict, defeat and profession types the topic of this most modern quantity in Brill's monograph sequence eastern reviews Library. heavily studying the function of fiction produced in the course of the Allied career, Sharalyn Orbaugh starts with an exam of the rhetoric of wartime propaganda, and explores how components of that rhetoric have been redeployed postwar as authors produced fiction associated with the redefinition of what it capacity to be jap. Drawing on instruments and strategies from trauma experiences, gender and race experiences, and movie and literary idea, the examine lines very important nodes within the building and upkeep of discourses of id via realization to writers' representations of the gaze, the physique, language, and social functionality. This e-book can be of curiosity to any scholar of the literary or cultural heritage of global struggle II and its aftermath.

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No longer necessary to the Japanese war effort, turned out immediately from the mines and factories where they had labored but not yet reclassified by the new authority as “liberated people,” Koreans and Chinese waited in limbo. 21 First-person accounts of that two-week period also stress the confusing abruptness of the change. 22 Photographs show civilians distraught with surprise and grief. Yet some people reacted with astonished 20 Several of the former Japanese possessions liberated in 1945 soon found themselves involved in further colonial battles.

Man bathing in barrel in the yakeato. S. awareness that the surrender would be announced the following day. In one final gesture of triumph, General Henry H. 19 Residents of Japan—both Japanese and people from the colonies—strove to assimilate all the ramifications of surrender, good and bad. The terrible war was over and the surviving soldiers would be coming home, but Japan’s surrender was unconditional. The emperor’s speech had referred to new weapons capable of destroying all of humanity; rumors were already circulating about these weapons, and their effects on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

15 In other words, normal/narrative memory “naturalizes” the more “accurate” traumatic memory by accommodating it to the memories and cognitive categories already present. Pièrre Janet, one of the earliest researchers into the effects of trauma, relates the story of his patient Irène, who was troubled by involuntary and unconscious reenactments of the circumstances of her mother’s death, until, after treatment, she was finally able to tell the story herself of what had happened. 16 12 Here I cite only Western-language research on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, but this field has also been actively pursued in Japan in recent years.

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