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Rosenbaum, Roman, ed. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History. Routledge Contemporary Japan. London, New York: Routledge, 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-415-69423-0
BibTeX citation key: Rosenbaum2013
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Keywords: Collection of essays, History comics, Japan, Manga
Creators: Rosenbaum
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history.
The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics, narratology, and semiotics. Despite this diversity of approaches all academics from these respective fields of study agree that manga pose a peculiarly contemporary appeal that transcends the limitation imposed by traditional approaches to the study and teaching of history. The representation of history via manga in Japan has a long and controversial historiographical dimension. Thereby manga and by extension graphic art in Japanese culture has become one of the world’s most powerful modes of expressing contemporary historical verisimilitude. The contributors to this volume elaborate how manga and by extension graphic art rewrites, reinvents and re-imagines the historicity and dialectic of bygone epochs in postwar and contemporary Japan.

Table of Contents

Editor’s notes (ix)
List of figures (x)
Notes on contributors (xii)
John A. Lent: Foreword (xv)
Acknowledgments (xviii)

1. Roman Rosenbaum: Introduction: The representation of Japanese history in manga (1)
2. Rachael Hutchinson: Sabotaging the rising sun: representing history in Tezuka Osamu’s Phoenix (18)
3. Roman Rosenbaum: Reading Shōwa history through manga: Astro Boy as the avatar of postwar Japanese culture (40)
4. Erik Ropers: Representations of gendered violence in manga: the case of enforced military prostitution (60)
5. Rachel DiNitto and Peter Luebke: Maruo Suehiro’s Planet of the Jap: revanchist fantasy or war critique? (81)
6. Ulrich Heinze: Making history herstory: Nelson’s son and Siebold’s daughter in Japanese shōjo manga (102)
7. Heroes and villains: manchukuo in Yasuhiko Yoshikazu’s Rainbow Trotsky (121)
8. Matthew Penney: Making history: manga between kyara and historiography (146)
9. Paul Sutcliffe: Postmodern representations of the pre-modern Edo period (171)
10. James Mark Shields: ‘Land of kami, land of the dead’: paligenesis and the aesthetics of religious revisionism in Kobayashi Yoshinori’s ‘Neo-Gōmanist Manifesto: on Yasukuni’ (189)
11. Raffael Raddatz: Hating Korea, hating the media: Manga Kenkanryū and the graphical (mis-)representation of Japanese history in the Internet age (217)
12. Benjamin Wai-Ming Ng: The adaptation of Chinese history into Japanese popular culture: a study of Japanese manga, animated series and video games based on The Romance of the Three Kingdoms (234)
13. Roman Rosenbaum: Towards a summation: how do manga represent history? (251)

Selected research bibliography (259)
Index (265)

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