Apr. 23 (Tue.) Imperialism and Nationalism

On Nationalism

Anderson, Benedict R. O’G. Imagined Communities : Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Rev. and extended ed. London ; New York: Verso, 1991.
– Classic. Imagined Communities.  Print-Capitalism. Cultural.

Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. New Perspectives on the Past. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.
-Nationalism as modern. Industrial Revolution.

Smith, Anthony D. Theories of Nationalism. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Holmes & Meier, 1983.
– Nationalism as inheritance of “ethnie,” people who share the same religion, language, etc. This work captures geographical and diverse nature of nationalism better than the above two works.

Kedourie, Elie. Nationalism. 4th, expanded ed. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell, 1993.
– Nationalism as a history of ideas, starting from the French Revolution.

On Japanese Nationalism

Maruyama, Masao, and Ivan Morris. Thought and Behaviour in Modern Japanese Politics. London ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1963.
– Classic. Talks about “nationalism from above,” peculiarly Japanese due to its examination of the Imperial system.

橋川文三. ナショナリズム―その神話と論理― 東京: 紀伊国屋書店, 1978.
[Hashikawa Bunso, Nationalism–Its Myths and Logic]
– The preservation of the Imperial system as the core of Japanese nationalism

小熊英二. 単一民族神話の起源 : 「日本人」の自画像の系譜. 東京: 新曜社, 1995.
[Oguma Eiji, The Myth of Homogenous Ethnic Group–A Genealogy of Japan’s Self-Perceptions ]
– Japan’s contraction from an empire to a nation-state.  In this process, the Japanese nationalism transformed itself to be more homogenous.

Easy to read references on Nationalism

小森陽一. ポストコロニアル. 東京: 岩波書店 2001. [Komori Yoichi, Post Colonial]
姜尚中. ナショナリズム. 東京: 岩波書店, 2001. [Kang San-jung, Nationalism]

On Yasukuni Shrine

高橋哲哉. 靖国問題. 東京: 筑摩書房 2005. [Takahashi Tetsuya, Yasukuni Issues]
– Logically thinking, the Yasukuni Shrine is necessarily ethno-centric.

赤澤史朗. 靖国神社 せめぎあう〈戦没者追悼〉のゆくえ. 東京: 岩波書店 2005. [Akazawa Shiro, Yasukuni Shrine–Conflicting Atonement]
– A take on Yasukuni by a historian, examining the grieved families.

田中伸尚. 靖国の戦後史. 岩波書店 2002. [Tanaka Shinsho, The Postwar History of Yasukuni]
– Yasukuni as a product of post war Japan.

早瀬, 晋三. グローバル化する靖国問題 : 東南アジアからの問い. 岩波現代全書 ; 113. 東京: 岩波書店, 2018. [Hayase Shinzo, Globalizing Yasukuni Issues–Views from Southeast Asia]
– Yasukuni in the Asian perspective.  Its symbolism standing upon the delicate balance of different perceptions. A view from Southeast Asia.

朴裕河. 和解のために : 教科書・慰安婦・靖国・独島. 東京: 平凡社, 2006. [Park Yu-ja, For Reconciliations–Textbooks, Comfort women, Yasukuni, Dokdo]
– An apology given by a controversial Korean literary scholar.
Staff we talked about in the class.
Movie “Tora-san”
Peace Osaka Museum
Yasukuni Shrine