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Between two empires : race, history, and transnationalism in Japanese America

Author: Eiichiro Azuma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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'Between Two Empires' probes the complexities of prewar Japanese American community to show how Japanese in America occupied an in-between space between American nationality & Japanese racial identity.
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Azuma, Eiichiro.
Between two empires.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004050145
(OCoLC)55473586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eiichiro Azuma
ISBN: 9780198036128 0198036124 1423720385 9781423720386 0195159403 9780195159400 0195159411 9780195159417 1433700077 9781433700071
OCLC Number: 61341372
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Winner of the 2004-2005 Hiroshi Shumizu Award of the Japanese Association for American Studies.
Winner of Honourable Mention, Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the organization of American Historians Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Winner of the 2004-2005 Hiroshi Shumizu Award of the Japanese Association for American Studies.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Immigrant transnationalism between two empires --
I: Multiple beginnings --
Mercantilists, colonialists, and laborers: heterogeneous origins of Japanese America --
II: Convergences and divergences --
Re-forming the immigrant masses: the transnational construction of a moral citizenry --
Zaibei doho: racial exclusion and the making of an American minority --
III: Pioneers and successors --
"Pioneers of Japanese development": history making and racial identity --
The problem of generation: preparing the nisei for the future --
Wages of immigrant internationalism: nisei in the ancestral land --
IV: Complexities of immigrant nationalism --
Helping Japan, helping ourselves: the meaning of issei patriotism --
Ethnic nationalism and racial struggle: interethnic relations in the California delta --
Wartime racisms, state nationalisms, and the collapse of immigrant transnationalism.
Responsibility: Eiichiro Azuma.

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