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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction. Anti-Japanism (and Pro-Japanism) in East Asia 1
1. When Bruce Lee Meets Gojira: Transimperial Characters, Anti-Japanism, Anti-Americanism, and the Failure of Decolonization 19
2. "Japanese Devils": The Conditions and Limits of Anti-Japanism in China 36
3. Shameful Bodies, Bodily Shame: "Comfort Women" and Anti-Japanism in South Korea 57
4. Colonial Nostalgia or Postcolonial Anxiety: The Dosan Generation In-Between "Retrocession" and "Defeat" 80
5. "In the Name of Love": Critical Regionalism and Co-Viviality in Post-East Asia 98
6. Reconciliation Otherwise: Intimacy, Indigeneity, and the Taiwan Difference 115
Epilogue. From Anti-Japanism to Decolonizing Democracy: Youth Protests in East Asia 132
Notes 143
References 153
Index 161

About the Author

Leo T. S. Ching is Associate Professor of Japanese and East Asian Cultural Studies at Duke University and author of Becoming "Japanese": Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation.


"Anti-Japan is a timely analysis of the complex relationships among countries in East Asia as the political and economic power relationship in the region is rapidly reconstructed." -- Linda Wang * International Social Science Review *

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