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Resurrecting Nagasaki : Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives / Chad R. Diehl.

Author/Creator:
Diehl, Chad R., author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 15 b&w halftones
Series:
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi.
City planning -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi -- History -- 20th century.
Collective memory -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi.
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In Resurrecting Nagasaki, Chad R. Diehl examines the reconstruction of Nagasaki City after the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945. Diehl illuminates the genesis of narratives surrounding the bombing by following the people and groups who contributed to the city's rise from the ashes and shaped its postwar image in Japan and the world. Municipal officials, survivor-activist groups, the Catholic community, and American occupation officials interpreted the destruction and envisioned the reconstruction of the city from different and sometimes disparate perspectives. Each group's narrative situated the significance of the bombing within the city's postwar urban identity in unique ways, informing the discourse of reconstruction as well as its physical manifestations in the city's revival. Diehl's analysis reveals how these atomic narratives shaped both the way Nagasaki rebuilt and the ways in which popular discourse on the atomic bombings framed the city's experience for decades.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: VALLEY OF VISIONS
1 ENVISIONING NAGASAKI
2 COEXISTING IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH
3 THE "SAINT" OF URAKAMI
4 WRITING NAGASAKI
5 WALLS OF SILENCE
6 RUINS OF MEMORY
Conclusion: VALLEY OF MEMORIES
Notes
Index
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Sep 2018)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501709432
OCLC:
988580961
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501709432 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.