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Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War$
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Jodi Kim

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816655915

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001

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Asian America’s Japan

Asian America’s Japan

The Perils of Gendered Racial Rehabilitation

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Ends of Empire

Jodi Kim

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter initially looks at the film Hiroshima, Mon Amour with respect to the dialectic of forgetting and remembering. Applying the aforementioned dialectic, it analyzes the partially remembered, partially forgotten history of how in Japan, World War II gave rise to the Cold War. A number of Japanese American cultural texts, such as Steven Okazaki’s documentary Survivors, David Mura’s memoir Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, and Ruth L. Ozeki’s novel My Year of Meats, present a critical representation of the history of America’s imperial and gendered racial engagement with Japan. The chapter also shows how the American gendered racial rehabilitation aimed to produce an anticommunist liberal Japan on one hand, and an economically integrated Japanese nation-state on the other.

Keywords:   Japan, World War II, Cold War, Survivors, Turning Japanese, sansei, My Year of Meats, American imperialism

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