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Baskett, The Attractive Empire
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On Japan-China "goodwill films," see 79-84.
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12018-04-23T13:40:21-04:00The transwar romance of "Japan-China goodwill"4plain2018-07-11T16:31:00-04:00In contrast to the inverted gender-national relations depicted in the accounts of abducted women in Fuqing, the wartime imperial state worked to promote a popular cultural image of "Japan-China goodwill" in which a masculine Japan overcame the ill-founded resistance of a feminine China to realize a true romance between nations and prevent its sabotage by [communists/agents of foreign powers].
These desires for Japanese-Chinese goodwill and romance did not disappear in 1945. [HERE add discussion of Koizumi novellas and film.] "The Heroine of the East China Sea" (1959), [about a Japanese naval officer and a Fujianese woman pirate chief who fall in love and escape to Japan in the chaos at the war's end.]
Such fantasies faded, however, with the rupture in Sino-Japanese relations and Japan's full integration into the US-dominated Pacific and Cold War regime. The ideational distance between the two countries was reinforced by modernization theory, which celebrated Japan's "successful" non-communist development in contrast to the chaotic failures of China's communist revolution.