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Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

Yoshimi Yoshiaki


This book profiles the Asia Pacific War (1937–1945)—the most important though least understood experience of Japan's modern history—through the lens of ordinary Japanese life. Moving deftly from the struggles of the home front to the occupied territories to the ravages of the front line, the book offers rare insights into popular experiences from the war's troubled beginnings through Japan's disastrous defeat in 1945 and the new beginning it heralded. This book mobilizes diaries, letters, memoirs, and government documents to portray the ambivalent position of ordinary Japanese as both wartime ... More

Keywords: Asia Pacific War, Japan, Japan's minorities, imperial subjects, Korea, Taiwan, Japanese Fascism, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231165686
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yoshimi Yoshiaki, author
Leiden University

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