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Multiethnic Japan

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ISBN-10: 0674013581

ISBN-13: 9780674013582

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Lie

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Multiethnic Japan challenges the received view of Japanese society as ethnically homogeneous. Employing a wide array of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, interviews and observations, high literature and popular culture--John Lie recasts modern Japan as a thoroughly multiethnic society. Lie casts light on a wide range of minority groups in modern Japanese society, including the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), Chinese, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of modern Japanese identity. Surprisingly, Lie argues that the belief in a monoethnic Japan is a post-World War II phenomenon, and he explores the formation of the…    
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A Note on Terminology
The Second Opening of Japan
The Contemporary Discourse of Japaneseness
Pop Multiethnicity
Modern Japan, Multiethnic Japan
Genealogies of Japanese Identity and Monoethnic Ideology
Classify and Signify
Appendix: Multilingual Japan