By Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Drawing on diaries by no means earlier than released in English, Ohnuki-Tierney describes those younger men's agonies or even defiance opposed to the imperial ideology. Passionately dedicated to cosmopolitan highbrow traditions, the pilots observed the cherry blossom now not in militaristic phrases, yet as an emblem of the painful good looks and unresolved ambiguities in their tragically short lives. utilizing Japan for instance, the writer breaks new flooring within the figuring out of symbolic conversation, nationalism, and totalitarian ideologies and their execution.
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Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney