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Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Yukiko Koga


Inheritance of Loss explores how contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that happened decades ago, and how descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today’s globalized economy. Approaching these questions through the lens of inheritance, rather than memory, it focuses on Northeast China, the former site of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo. As China transitions to a market-oriented society, this region is restoring long-neglected colonial-era structures to boost tourism while inviting former colonial industri ... More

Keywords: Northeast China, Japan, inheritance of loss, political economy of redemption, after empire, postwar, postcolonialism, postimperialism, postsocialism, memory, postgeneration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226411941
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yukiko Koga, author
Hunter College of the City University of New York.