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Manchukuo Perspectives: Transnational Approaches to Literary Production

Annika A. Culver and Norman Smith


This collection reveals how, in Manchukuo (1932-1945), literature both furthered national aims while contesting them, as writers of varied ethnicities engaged in multivalent strategies to continue cultural production amidst difficult political circumstances. Studies of their work by transnational scholars today demonstrate that these writers faced factors influencing outcomes of their production, such as censorship, the Japanese puppet regime's propaganda aims, and even the market. In addition, particular hybrid language practices emerged, with writers engaging in transnational practices in a ... More

Keywords: Manchukuo literature, Chinese literature, intellectuals and politics, Japanese occupation, collaboration and resistance

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528134
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annika A. Culver, editor
Florida State University

Norman Smith, editor
University of Guelph

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Part I Manchukuo’s Print Media and the Politics of Representation/ Translation

Part II Chinese Writers in Manchukuo and “Manchukuo” Writers in Japan

7 Manchukuo Melancholy

Norman Smith

8 Zhu Ti and I

Ke Ju (Li Zhengzhong)1 translated by Norman Smith

13 Luo Tuosheng and Manchukuo Literature

Ōkubo Akio, translated by Bai Lin

Part III Russian, Japanese, and Korean Writers in Manchukuo


Norman Smith

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