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Kamikaze, cherry blossoms, and nationalisms : the militarization of aesthetics in Japanese history

Author: 大貫, 恵美子, (1934- ) ; Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did almost 1000 highly educated "student soldiers" volunteer to serve in Japan's kamikaze operations at the end of World War II, even though Japan was losing the war? This study of the role of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 大貫, 恵美子, (1934- ) ; Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
ISBN: 0226620905 9780226620909 0226620913 9780226620916
OCLC Number: 48892404
Awards: Short-listed for Kiriyama Prize (Nonfiction) 2004
Description: xvii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The symbolism of cherry blossoms in pre-Meiji Japan --
The road to pro rege et patria mori: naturalization of imperial nationalism --
The making of the tokkōtai pilots --
Nationalisms, patriotisms, and the role of aesthetics in Méconnaissance.
Responsibility: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.
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