Kannani and Document of Flames contains two novellas written in the mids by Yuasa Katsuei, a Japanese author, about the Japanese experience of. KANNANI AND DOCUMENT OF FLAMES: Two Japanese Colonial Novels, by Katsuei Yuasa, translated and with an introduction and critical. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Ted Goossen and others published Kannani and Document of Flames: Two Japanese Colonial Novels.

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Yuasa Katsuei — was the author of more than twenty novellas and novels and many essays and travel accounts.

Yuasa’s novels are a reminder that, as bad as things ultimately turned out, there was a moment when it seemed things might have been different.

Kabnani you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. View freely available titles: Driscoll’s concluding essay is the book’s highlight, with the result that Kannani and Document of Flames is best regarded not as pair of novellas with supporting essays but as a commendable disquisition on postcolonialism, bolstered by the inclusion of newly translated source material.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and kanjani of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Even in “Document,” a progressive work for its era, the author’s conception of Korea fits the propaganda; Japan justified its occupation with the language of development, the myth that the Japanese “settled” Korea, flamrs industry and progress to a barbarian land.

The kannanii this time is between a woman and her husband who moves a concubine into their house and finally casts his wife off when she fails to bear him a son. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Although Yuasa’s postwar forgetting of his shift might be regarded as “postcoloniality in reverse,” I wonder if his prewar literary activity could really be labeled as such. Description This volume makes available for the first time in English two of the most important novels of Japanese colonialism: Kannami Asians for the most part possess a shared ethnological and cultural history within the imperial Chinese regional sphere.


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Driscoll’s essays are the volume’s chief virtue to a casual reader. He does so to emphasize the apparent shift in Yuasa’s treatment of colonial Korea-from early sympathy for the colonized Koreans, as expressed in Kannani and Document of Flamesto later support of Japanese colonial policy, seen in the two novels from the s.

The novella’s nadir arrives when a pack of teenagers surround two elementary-school kids in the street, beat them badly, and rape one with a tree branch. Mark Driscoll has made a major contribution to our understanding of Japanese modernity in all of its complexity, of postcoloniality as a theoretical concept and political praxis, and of the politics of Asian studies as a discipline.

Yet as this year’s. Together with his translations of the jannani novels, Mark Driscoll provides a substantial introduction to Yuasa’s background, his literary career, and the position of the two works in Yuasa’s oeuvre. The novellas themselves, whatever the merits of the originals, read as if translated by an academic historian, and are better approached as historical documents than as works of literature. The two novels by Yuasa translated here, Kannani and Document of Flames Homura no kiroku ;provide vivid kannanj of the daily life of ordinary people in a colonial setting.

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If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Ov and her daughter vacillate improbably between poverty and wealth, and their personalities and appearances likewise fluctuate to serve the author’s purposes, but the impressions the reader receives of life in occupied Korea are interesting enough to outweigh the sloppy plotting.

In his words, “the historical trajectory in East Asia can be said to begin with multicultural postcoloniality in the period of Japan’s colonial imperial rule and end with an ethnoracially homogenized cultural nationalism ov p.

This idealism, which he shares with Kannani, is contrasted with the brutal adult world in which they live. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

Translator Mark Driscoll’s introduction provides valuable context for the novellas, which were previously unavailable in English, and he concludes the book with a lengthy, wide-ranging essay that uses the anf as the starting point for a lively, cogent examination of historical revisionism and Japan’s legacy of empire, drawing from such diverse sources as school textbooks, manga, documemt the remarks of Ben Affleck at the Tokyo premier of the film “Pearl Harbor.

The greatest contribution this volume makes to the field of Japanese studies is to introduce English-language readers to a little-known Japanese novelist, Yuasa Katsuei actually Katsue,who depicted colonial Korea of the s and s. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance F,ames at copyright.