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dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Dewey Duy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-09T12:41:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-09T12:41:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/835
dc.description Winner of the 2008 Robert F. Durden Prize
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the controversial legacy of the Japanese empire in East Asia using cartoons from Tokyo Puck and articles from The Japan Times and Mail to trace and analyze the development of Japanese imperialism in the early 20th century. It attempts to connect historical events like the Sino-Japanese War, the Nanjing Massacre, and the colonization of Taiwan with modern day issues like the Yasukuni Shrine and Asian comfort women. The paper argues that Japanese imperialism in East Asia is complex and cannot be viewed through black and white lens; while often characterized by brutality and exploitation, Japan also brought development, the prime example being the island of Taiwan. The paper then posits several reasons why modern day Japan has yet to come to terms with its imperial past and makes policy suggestions for the future. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Japanese empire en_US
dc.subject East Asia en_US
dc.subject imperialism en_US
dc.subject Taiwan en_US
dc.subject Yasukuni en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.title Cartoon and Massacre: Japanese Empire in China, Korea, and Taiwan en_US
dc.department History

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