The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan

The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan

By: Frank Dikotter (editor)Paperback

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This work reflects on the core issues related to the national and racial mythologies that have been central to nation building in China and Japan over the last century. The contributors demonstrate how the process of modern myth-making and racial identity politics has been at work in the region.


Racial discourse in China; myths of descent - racialized hierarchies and nationalism in the PRC; imagining boundaries of blood in the thought of Zhang Binglin; the myth of the "Jewish race" in modern China; discourses of race and nation in pre-1945 Japan; the dilemma of Kanbun in modern Japan; go-East imperialism an dhigh growth racism; the Ainu and the discourse of "race"; anti-semitism in 20thcentury Japan; the racialized discourse of cultural difference in Japan.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850653530
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781850653530
  • weight: 600
  • ISBN10: 1850653534

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