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Tomiyama Taeko, a Japanese visual artist born in 1921, is changing the way World War II is remembered in Japan, Asia, and the world. Her work deals with complicated moral and emotional issues of empire and war responsibility that cannot be summed up in simple slogans, which makes it compelling for more than just its considerable beauty.
Japanese today are still grappling with the effects of World War II, and, largely because of the inconsistent and ambivalent actions of the government, they are widely seen as resistant to accepting responsibility for their nation’s violent actions against others during the decades of colonialism and war. Yet some individuals, such as Tomiyama, have produced nuanced and reflective commentaries on those experiences, and on the difficulty of disentangling herself from the priorities of the nation despite her lifelong political dissent. Tomiyama’s sophisticated visual commentary on Japan’s history—and on the global history in which Asia is embedded—provides a compelling guide through the difficult terrain of modern historical remembrance, in a distinctively Japanese voice.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Website URL and Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction: Postcolonial Conscience: Making Moral Sense of Japan’s Modem World
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  1. 1. Art as Activism: Tomiyama Taeko and the Marukis
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  1. 2. Art beyond Language: Japanese Women Artists and the Feminist Imagination
  2. pp. 51-67
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  1. 3. Fire and Femininity: Fox Imagery and Ethical Responsibility
  2. pp. 69-92
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  1. 4. A Fox Story: The Creative Collaboration between Takahashi Yūji and Tomiyama Taeko
  2. pp. 93-105
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  1. 5. Talking across the World: A Discussion between Tomiyama Taeko and Eleanor Rubin
  2. pp. 107-127
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  1. 6. Working on and off the Margins
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472901623
Related ISBN
9781929280629
MARC Record
OCLC
1184509450
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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