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In Search of Our Frontier
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: Transpacific Japanese Migration, White American Racism,
and Japan's Adaptive Settler Colonialism

PART ONE. IMAGINING A JAPANESE PACIFIC, 1884-1907
1. Immigrant Frontiersmen in America and the Origins of Japanese
Settler Colonialism
2. Vanguard of an Expansive Japan: Knowledge Producers, Frontier
Trotters, and Settlement Builders from across the Pacific

PART TWO. CHAMPIONING OVERSEAS JAPANESE DEVELOPMENT,1908-1928
3. Transpacific Migrants and the Blurring Boundaries of State and
Private Settler Colonialism
4. US Immigration Exclusion, Japanese America, and Transmigrants
on Japan's Brazilian Frontiers

PART THREE. SPEARHEADING JAPAN'S IMPERIAL SETTLER COLONIALISM, 1924-1945
5. Japanese California and Its Colonial Diaspora: Translocal Manchuria
Connections
6. Japanese Hawai'i and Its Tropical Nexus: Translocal Remigration to
Colonial Taiwan and the Nan'yo

PART FOUR. HISTORY AND FUTURITY IN JAPAN'S IMPERIAL SETTLER COLONIALISM, 1932-1945
7. Japanese Pioneers in America and the Making of Expansionist
Orthodoxy in Imperial Japan
8. The Call of Blood: Japanese American Citizens and the Education
of the Empire's Future "Frontier Fighters"

Epilogue: The Afterlife of Japanese Settler Colonialism

Glossary of Japanese Names: Remigrants from the Continental
United States and Hawai'i
Notes
Index

About the Author

Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Term Chair Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America and a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History.

Reviews

"One of the most ambitious and expansive studies yet undertaken in the field of Japanese migration history. . . . Azuma deftly unravels the complex and tangled history of Japanese overseas migration." * Ethnic and Racial Studies *
"A landmark study that should definitively reshape research and teaching agendas for some time to come." * Journal of Japanese Studies *
"This is a ground-breaking thesis, to date the boldest expression in English of ideas that have been percolating for more than a decade in research projects in Japan and elsewhere. Masterfully researched and boldly conceived, In Search of our Frontier should begin to redefine the terms of Japanese imperialism for years to come." * H-Soz-Kult *
"An important and provocative contribution to the fields of Japanese and Japanese American history, as well as the global history of modern imperialism. Azuma has offered a new way to think about Japan's empire, showing us how many of the institutions and societies of the formal empire had deep ties to the informal empire of Japanese America." * H-Net *
"Azuma provides a valuable glimpse into a certain daring and confidence that accompanied Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state." * Monumenta Nipponica *

"Azuma has written a compelling new master narrative for Japan's rise as a Pacific power . . . bringing East Asian Area Studies into direct engagement with the Ethnic History of Japanese America, makes In Search of Frontiers an instant classic."

* Journal of American- East Asian Relations *

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