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United States and Asia at War: A Cultural Approach : A Cultural Approach - Philip West

United States and Asia at War: A Cultural Approach

A Cultural Approach

Hardcover Published: 24th March 1998
ISBN: 9780765602367
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18 years old

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This book brings a fresh perspective to three wars the United States fought in Asia between 1941 and 1975 - the Pacific War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War - by focusing on the human dimension of war as experienced by those, on all sides, who fought, lived through, and later remembered them. The complex relationship between history and memory is brought to bear on analyses of cultural artifacts and productions including novels, films, short stories, and poems that derive from or evoke war. Even though the cultural approach concerns itself with the local and the particular rather than with the abstract and universal, it is inherently comparative. Moreover, it also relocates each war in the historical and cultural experiences of Asian countries themselves rather than seeing the war as merely a conflict between the United States and Asian nations. This volume is meant to encourage readers, especially in a teaching environment, to develop an understanding of the experience of war in Asia that isvariegated, fragmented, and complex, like the wars themselves.

Versions of Sacrifice: A Cultural Approach to the Study of the United States and Asia at War
Memorializing
Remembering Beginnings and Endings: The Fiftieth at Pearl Harbor and the Smithsonian Controversy
The Bombed: Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese Memory
Analyzing Literature and Films
Japanese Films about the Pacific War
Our Forgotten War: The Korean War in Korean and American Popular Culture
Fragmentation in American and Vietnamese War Fiction
American and Vietnamese Poetry of Witness: Bridge over Troubled Waters
Moral Judgment in War and Crimes against Humanity
Remembering
My Pacific War Revisited
A Double Exposure of the War
Through American Eyes: Combat Experiences and Memories in Korea and Vietnam
The Korean War at the Dinner Table
Myth of the Heroic Soldier and Images of the Enemy
Comparative and Historical Perspectives
The Age of the World Target
Controversies Surrounding the Asian-Pacific War: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial
Tutoring Democracy: Michigan State University and the Politics of Reform in South Vietnam
American Wars Within World History
The Indian Wars and the Vietnam War
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ISBN: 9780765602367
ISBN-10: 0765602369
Series: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Books (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55