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The Social Imperative of Pacifism in Postwar Japan: Shimizu Ikutaro and the Uchinada Movement

Kersten, Rikki


Postwar Japanese history is often analyzed from the perspective of peace and democracy. Both ideas represented an interpretation of the war experience on the part of postwar progressive thinkers that saw postwar pacifist activism assume an anti-State character. But another important part of this intellectual context was its pro-society inclination. Social agency and autonomy became the main objectives of postwar progressive thinking, and it was this that drove the intellectual activism and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672710600871497


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