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Transnational Japan as History

Empire, Migration, and Social Movements

  • Editors
  • Pedro Iacobelli
  • Danton Leary
  • Shinnosuke Takahashi

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

About this book


This volume looks at the history of Japan from a transnational perspective. It brings to the fore the interconnectedness of Japan's history with the wider Asian-Pacific region and the world. This interconnectedness is examined in the volume through the themes of empire, migration, and social movements.


colonialism history imperialism Japan Korea

About the authors

Bill Mihalopoulos, Associate Lecturer in History, Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University, Australia Hiroe Saruya, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Sophia University, Japan Yuka Hiruma Kishida, Assistant Professor of History, Bridgewater College, USA Ian Rapley, Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, England Kelly Dietz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, Ithaca College, USA Noriaki Hoshino, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dickison College, USA Sherzod Muminov, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge, England Shinnosuke Takahashi, Doctoral Candidate, Australian National University, Australia Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Professor of Japanese History in the Division of Pacific and Asian History, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Australia Toyomi Asano, Professor in History, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic information


“All of the chapters contribute to a dynamic picture of modern Japan as a maritime empire and part of a globalizing world. Some may be of greater interest to specialists in Japanese history than others, but all are informative and readily approachable for the general reader. As a whole, Transnational Japan as History provides an excellent snapshot of the most innovative research being done today in this exciting new field.” (Jordan Sand, The International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 28 (4), 2016)