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Lecture | LIAS Book event

Japan's Occupation of Java in the Second World War A Transnational History

Date
4 October 2018
Time
Address
Main Library, Leiden University
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Room
Vossius room

Japan's Occupation of Java in the Second World War draws upon written and oral Japanese, Indonesian, Dutch and English-language sources to narrate the Japanese occupation of Java as a transnational intersection between two complex Asian societies, placing this narrative in a larger wartime context of domestic, regional, and global crisis.  Japan's occupation of Java is here revealed in a radically new and nuanced light, as an ambiguous encounter revolutionary in the degree of mutual interests that drew the two sides together, fascinating and tragic in its evolution, and profound in the legacies left behind.

Discussants:   Prof.dr  Remco Raben, Dr. Hitomi Koyama

Ethan Mark is Associate Professor in Modern Japanese History and Chair of the MA in Asian Studies at LIAS, Leiden University. He is also the author of Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People (Columbia University Press, 2015)  an annotated translation of Yoshimi Yoshiaki's _Kusa no ne no fashizumu: Nihon minshu no senso taiken_, Tokyo University Press, 1987.

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