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Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan

Envisioning the Periphery and the Modern Nation-State

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 1-30
  3. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 31-55
  4. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 57-81
  5. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 83-112
  6. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 113-143
  7. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 145-179
  8. Michele M. Mason
    Pages 181-189
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-232

About this book


Recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire.


colonialism empire English literature freedom history identity ideology Japan Japanese liberty literature project transformation writing

About the authors

Michele M. Mason is an assistant professor of Japanese in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland.

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