Tokyo Life, New York Dreams: Urban Japanese Visions of America, 1890-1924
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Mitziko Sawada's transnational, cross-cultural migrant study reminds us how important a carefully researched historical analysis can be in generating new lines of thinking. This ground-breaking book offers many provocative insights and sensitive thumbnail portraits of a pioneer generation of hi-imin (elite non-immigrants or non-laborer visitors such as students, professionals, and merchants) Japanese men who came to New York City during the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. First edition, In excellent condition with light shelfwear only. Size: 6½" - 9½" First printing 0.0 First printing First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 273285
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Along with discussions of economics and politics in Tokyo, Sawada explores the prevalent images, ideologies, social myths, and attitudes of late Meiji and Early Taisho Japan. Her lively narrative draws on guide books, magazines, success literature, and popular novels to illuminate the formation of ideas about work, class, gender relations, and freedom in American society. This study analyzes the Japanese construction of a mythic America, perceived as a homogeneous and exotic "other."
About the Author: Mitziko Sawada is Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor of History at Hampshire College.
Title: Tokyo Life, New York Dreams: Urban Japanese ...
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition...
Book Type: book
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