The Resource Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation, Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter, (electronic resource)

Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation, Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter, (electronic resource)

Label
Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation
Title
Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation
Statement of responsibility
Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents an unforgettable up-close account of the effects of World War II and the subsequent American occupation on Oita prefecture, through firsthand accounts from more than forty Japanese men and women who lived there. The interviewees include students, housewives, nurses, midwives, teachers, journalists, soldiers, sailors, Kamikaze pilots, and munitions factory workers. Their stories range from early, spirited support for the war through the devastating losses of friends and family members to air raids and into periods of hunger and fear of the American occupiers. The personal accounts are buttressed by archival materials; the result is an unprecedented picture of the war as experienced in a single region of Japan
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
940.54/8252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.P67 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asian history
Series volume
3
Label
Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation, Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Preface; 1. "Something Big Was Going to Happen"; Saiki Goes to War Footing; Admiral Yamamoto Comes to Saiki; Conflicted Pride; 2. One Million Souls, One Heart; The Attack; Rallying the People; Quiet Doubts; 3. Oita Men Troop to War; "Leaving My Hometown"; A Buddhist Priest's Gift for Hitler; Oita Soldiers; On to Nanjing; Nanjing Legacy and the Pride of Oita; Our Chinese Family Meets the 47th; Securing Victory and Moving On; 4. The War Expands and the People Mobilize; Farmers and Fishermen; Guarding the Emperor; Empty Urns
  • Bartering for FoodThe Passion of a Mother; Suffering Together; 16. The Devil Comes Ashore; Getting Acquainted; Working for the Americans; Searching for Contraband; Confusion in the Classroom; 17. A Bitter Homecoming; Demobilized; Awkward Reunions; 18. The Occupation Takes Hold; Censorship and a New Order; Baseball and Chocolate; The Americans Were So Wasteful; 19. Miss Beppu, Crazy Mary, and William Westmorland; The Call for Volunteers; Closing the Houses -- Sort Of; Crazy Mary and Miss Beppu; The Korean War and Exit from Beppu; Conclusion; Chronology of Japanese Historical Events, 1905-1957
  • List of Interviewees Bibliography; Index
  • Meanwhile on Okinawa10. Donate Everything; Children Join the Army; Kamikaze Nightmares; The Stench of Death; 11. Eliminate the City; Targeting Civilians; Oita's Heroic Nurse; Too Many Bombs, Too few Targets; 12. Oita's Advisors to the Emperor; Never Surrender; The Advisors; 13. The Lightning Bolt; Digging In; Nursing the Wounded; No Taste for Invasion; 14. We Didn't Surrender -- The War Just Ended; The Emperor's Voice; Poison for the Women; Defeated and Sent Home; Ugaki's Pride; Oita Men on the Missouri; 15. Hungary, Confused, and Afraid; Waiting; Occupation Plans; Running to the Hills
  • Pure Spirit of the Saipan Children5. Invincible Japan; Moral Education; Hiding the Truth; Military Education; Learning to Kill, Preparing to Die; The Beatings; Creeping War Weariness; 6. Fire from the Sky; Prime Targets; April 21, 1945; No Place to Hide; Filling the Craters and Building the Shelters; 7. "I Shall Die with Pleasure"; Edgar's Encounter with the Kamikaze Boy; Oita's Kamikaze; 8. Never-ending Sirens; Cancelling Classes and Evacuating Students; Dodging Bullets and Delivering Babies; 9. A Hard Price to Pay; Child Scouts; Easy Targets; Taking Revenge: B-29 Is Downed
Control code
ocn986634704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048532636
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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22573/ctt1pk36fv
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36721062
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)986634704
  • jstor9048532639

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