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Yung, The Adventures of Eddie Fung
12018-08-23T23:36:54-04:00Noriko Aso514ac5ef2ec49b80911e6fc9da1c0fee237ebfb922The Adventures of Eddie Fungplain2019-01-01T01:33:00-05:00Noriko AsoNoriko Aso514ac5ef2ec49b80911e6fc9da1c0fee237ebfb9Judy Yung, The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011).
This book provides a rare account of life as a Japanese prisoner of war from the perspective of an Asian American.
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1media/Nanyobiz7.42p8.jpg2018-04-23T13:40:20-04:00Journaling Asia21image_header2019-01-07T13:52:01-05:0020.91005, 107.183939.90419, 116.4073914.36923, 100.5876621.00311, 105.820143.139, 101.686856.92707, 79.8612413.75633, 100.501768.34053, 115.09195Beijing, Ha Long Bay Vietnam, Ayutthaya, Hanoi, Bankok, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Bali.1939-1943.Noriko Aso
The Mitsukoshi journals of the late 1930s and early 1940s offered reporting that followed the empire’s actual and anticipated expansion. The articles were pitched to give readers a sense of connection to these regions at the furthest edges of their Asian imaginary. Their tone echoed the official Pan-Asianist critique of European colonialism in Asia, even as local residents were portrayed to varying degrees as backwards, and thus in need of (Japanese) leadership.
The July 1942 article on “Nan'yō no mise” (Retail in the South Seas) exemplifies this view. The author, Sakurai Shōki, began by pointing to the injustice of the economic dominance of Europeans in places such as Malay and Indonesia. He then sought to rebut the apparently common assumption that commerce would collapse without the Europeans, as local residents were so “primitive” and “lazy” that they could not fill in such a gap. Not to worry, argued Sakurai. With the Europeans gone, local talent would flourish, and Japanese capital and modern expertise, grounded by Japanese historical connections with the region, would easily fill the vacuum. (Mitsukoshi anyone?) Indeed, overseas Chinese and Indians, as well as Malaysians and Indonesians, should embrace this opportunity to enter a Japanese-led “co-prosperity sphere.” Of course, things didn’t quite work out that way.