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MULTIETHNIC JAPAN

By: Lie, John

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000046808

ISBN: 0674002997

Condition: Good/Good


Multiethnic Japan challenges the received view of Japanese society as ethni cally homogeneous. Employing a wide array of arguments and evidence--histor ical and comparative, interviews and observations, high literature and popu lar culture--John Lie recasts modern Japan as a thoroughly multiethnic soci ety. Lie casts light on a wide range of minority groups in modern Japanese socie ty, including the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), Chin ese, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of mode rn Japanese identity. Surprisingly, Lie argues that the belie... View more info