Between Two Empires : Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America
The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. Accompanying this view is the assumption that the ethnic group help unqualified allegiance to the United States. Between Two Empires probes the complexities of prewar Japanese America to show how Japanese in America held an in-between space between the United States and the empire of Japan, between American nationality and Japanese racial identity.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 567g
- 01 Apr 2005
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
a brilliant chronicle of how pre-World War II Japanese immigrants to the United States forged a complex transnational identity by negotiating the cultural, socio-economic, ideological, and racial contexts of both the Japanese and American empire-building. * International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume 7 *
About Eiichiro Azuma
Eiichiro Azuma is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.