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Jun Uchida is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University.Review:
"Brokers of Empire is a magisterial work. This is a lavish compliment, but Uchida deserves it. Her book is grand in the sweep of its reinterpretation and in its command of information about a huge cast of actors. Viewing the Korean colonial experience through the lens of the all-but-forgotten settler community, she compels us to rethink the empire-building process."--James C. Baxter, Japan Review
"Brokers of Empire is a triumphant, landmark study.... At once lyrical and analytical in its prose, Brokers of Empire offers--through the lens of settler colonialism--a complete re-examination of Korea under colonial rule and, with it, the role of settlers in shaping the Japanese empire. Unquestionably, the impact of Uchida's work will be felt not only in the study of Japan, but also in the broader literature on comparative settler colonialism and empire, writ large."--Caroline Elkins, Harvard University
"Richly researched and nicely argued, this study brings Asia into the burgeoning literature on colonialism that stresses the co-production of empire by the colonizers and the colonized. Uchida shows how Japanese settlers and Korean elites operated in a tense dynamic with one another, with the colonial state, and with the imperial metropole in a more complex choreography of colonial power than the conventional narrative admits. An important contribution to the history of twentieth-century East Asia."--Carol Gluck, Columbia University
"The Roman deity Janus, he of two faces, is a constant presence in Brokers of Empire, serving as a metaphor for the brokering activities of the Japanese settlers .... But it might equally be applied to Uchida herself, as she artfully turns through multiple sources and historiographical approaches, and as she leads the reader through multiple Janus-like transitions ... with elegant turn of phrase and clarity of argument. Brokers of Empire is an outstanding book, one that will be read and referenced for many years to come." -- Martin Dusinberre, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
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Book Description Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110674062531
Book Description Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0674062531