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Writing war : soldiers record the Japanese Empire

Author: Aaron William Moore
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historians have made widespread use of diaries to tell the story of the Second World War in Europe but have paid little attention to personal accounts from the Asia-Pacific Theater. Writing War seeks to remedy this imbalance by examining over two hundred diaries, and many more letters, postcards, and memoirs, written by Chinese, Japanese, and American servicemen from 1937 to 1945, the period of total war in Asia and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moore, Aaron William, 1977-
Writing war.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012041384
(OCoLC)818293244
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron William Moore
ISBN: 9780674075399 0674075390
OCLC Number: 843881850
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: World War, diary writing, and the self --
Talk about heroes: military diaries in the modern world --
Self-mobilization and the discipline of the battlefield: the battle for Shanghai and northern China --
Assembling the "new order": reconstitution of self through diary writing --
The unbearable likeness of being: the transnational phenomenon of self-discipline during the Pacific War --
The physics of writing war: recording the destruction of the Japanese Empire --
The consequences of self-discipline: postwar historical memory and veterans' narratives --
Conclusion: the peril of self-discipline.
Responsibility: Aaron William Moore.
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Moore has rewritten our understanding of the Japanese empire. Using the diaries of servicemen from China, Japan, and the U.S., he shows us the lived experience of combat in the Second World War, and Read more...

 
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