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Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation

Porter, Ran Ying
Porter, Edgar

978 94 6298 973 3
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43.50 USD
24.50 GBP
43.50 EUR

Publication date:
24 May 2018

Short description: 

This book presents an unforgettable up-close account of the effects of World War II and the subsequent American occupation on Oita prefecture.

Full description: 

Japan, World War II, Occupation, Oita Prefecture, B29 bombing

Table of contents: 

Introduction[-]Preface[-]Map of Oita Prefecture[-]Chapter 1: Something Big Was Going to Happen [-]Chapter 2: One Million Souls, One Heart[-]Chapter 3: Oita Men Troop to War[-]Chapter 4: The War Expands and the People Mobilize[-]Chapter 5: Invincible Japan[-]Chapter 6: Fire from the Sky[-]Chapter 7: I Shall Die with Pleasure [-]Chapter 8: Never-Ending Sirens[-]Chapter 9: A Hard Price to Pay[-]Chapter 10: Donate Everything[-]Chapter 11: Eliminate the City[-]Chapter 12: Oita's Advisors to the Emperor[-]Chapter 13: The Lightning Bolt[-]Chapter 14: We Didn't Surrender, the War Just Ended[-]Chapter 15: Hungry, Confused, and Afraid[-]Chapter 16: The Devil Comes Ashore[-]Chapter 17: A Bitter Homecoming[-]Chapter 18: The Occupation Takes Hold[-]Chapter 19: Miss Beppu, Crazy Mary, and William Westmorland[-]Conclusion[-]Chronology of Japanese Historical Events: 1905-1957[-]List of Interviewees


Ran Ying Porter is a writer and her most recent novel is Black Dragon River (China Youth Press (Beijing, 2014).| target= _blank > Edgar A. Porter is Professor Emeritus in the College of Asian Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan. Previous publications include China in Oceania: Reshaping the Pacific?(co-editor, Berghahn Books, 2010), The People's Doctor: George Hatem and China's Revolution (University of Hawii Press, 1997), re-published by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2003 and translated and reprinted under title Chairman Mao's Doctor (Kairyusha Press, Tokyo, 2010).




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