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The Resource Yasukuni Shrine : history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar, Akiko Takenaka

Yasukuni Shrine : history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar, Akiko Takenaka

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Yasukuni Shrine : history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar
Title
Yasukuni Shrine
Title remainder
history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar
Statement of responsibility
Akiko Takenaka
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the first extensive English-language study of Yasukuni Shrine as a war memorial. It explores the controversial shrine's role in waging war, promoting peace, honoring the dead, and, in particular, building Japan's modern national identity. It traces Yasukuni's history from its conceptualization in the final years of the Tokugawa period and Japan's wars of imperialism to the present. Author Akiko Takenaka departs from existing scholarship on Yasukuni by considering various themes important to the study of war and its legacies through a chronological and thematic survey of the shrine, emphasizing the spatial practices that took place both at the shrine and at regional sites associated with it over the last 150 years. Rather than treat Yasukuni as a single, unchanging ideological entity, she takes into account the social and political milieu, maps out gradual transformations in both its events and rituals, and explicates the ideas that the shrine symbolizes. Takenaka illuminates the ways the shrine's spaces were used during wartime, most notably in her reconstructions, based on primary sources, of visits by war-bereaved military families to the shrine during the Asia-Pacific War. She also traces important episodes in Yasukuni's postwar history, including the filing of lawsuits against the shrine and recent attempts to reinvent it for the twenty-first century. Through a careful analysis of the shrine's history over one and a half centuries, her work views the making and unmaking of a modern militaristic Japan through the lens of Yasukuni Shrine. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar is a skilled and innovative examination of modern and contemporary Japan's engagement with the critical issues of war, empire, and memory. It will be of particular interest to readers of Japanese history and culture as well as those who follow current affairs and foreign relations in East Asia. Its discussion of spatial practices in the life of monuments and the political use of images, media, and museum exhibits will find a welcome audience among those engaged in memory, visual culture, and media studies.--
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1965-
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Takenaka, Akiko
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
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  • Yasukuni Jinja (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yasukuni Jinja (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yasukuni-Schrein
  • Shinto and state
  • War memorials
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Shinto and state
  • War memorials
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
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Yasukuni Shrine : history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar, Akiko Takenaka
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing death: developing the myth of Yasukuni -- Institutionalizing joy: turning war into spectacle at Yasukuni Shrine -- Networks of grief and pride: Yasukuni Shrine in regional Japan -- Institutionalizing grief: Yasukuni Shrine and total war -- Who has the right to mourn?: politics of enshrinement at Yasukuni Shrine -- Mobilizing memories: postmemorial conservatism at Yasukuni today
Control code
ocn929917009
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt225s348
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929917009
Label
Yasukuni Shrine : history, memory, and Japan's unending postwar, Akiko Takenaka
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing death: developing the myth of Yasukuni -- Institutionalizing joy: turning war into spectacle at Yasukuni Shrine -- Networks of grief and pride: Yasukuni Shrine in regional Japan -- Institutionalizing grief: Yasukuni Shrine and total war -- Who has the right to mourn?: politics of enshrinement at Yasukuni Shrine -- Mobilizing memories: postmemorial conservatism at Yasukuni today
Control code
ocn929917009
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225s348
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)929917009

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