Remembering the Past: Images of Japan in the War Literature of Singapore and Malaysia

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Title
Remembering the Past: Images of Japan in the War Literature of Singapore and Malaysia
Author
氏名 Ronald D. Klein
ヨミ
別名
Subject
War Literature
Japan
NDC
929
Abstract

The Jaoanese Occupation of Singapore and Malaya, 1941-1945, was a traumatic period for the newly conquered people. More than 50 years later, writers are still returning to this period for literary inspiration. This article is a summary of more than 70 works focusing on the image of Japan during this time. Works divide into historical accounts, personal memoir, brutal images, human images and effects of the war. Several observations emerge regarding the use of history and the past in creating a national literature.

Journal Title
広島女学院大学論集
Volume
48
Spage
103
Epage
130
Published Date
1998-12
Publisher
広島女学院大学
ISSN
03748057
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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hju