This book examines three major interlocking components of the Pacific war that took place between Japan and the allied forces led by America from 1941 to 1945, namely the origins of the war, its impact on combatants, civilians and the huge changes that took place in the postwar governance of Japan and other nations involved and finally its legacy.
Table of contents:
1 The Origins of the War 2 The Impact of the War on Combatants 3 The Impact of the War on Civilians 4 The Impact of the War on Japan and Other Nations Involved 5 Impediments to the Administration of the Japanese Constitution 6 The Legacy of the War
Yasuko Claremont is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has been teaching Japanese language, modern Japanese literature, comparative literature and Australian studies since 1984. She specializes in modern poetry and the works of Oe Kenzaburo, the Nobel laureate for literature in 1994. Her wide range of scholarship includes translation and research on Japanese journals of the 1920s (Josei, Shinseinen and Nyonin geijutsu), NA' drama and postwar reconciliation.