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Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII (Design and the Built Environment) [Kindle Edition]

Izumi Kuroishi , Izumi, Professor Kuroishi

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Examining colonized cities in East Asia, this book brings together a range of different perspectives across both space and time. European, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese discourses are examined, with a range of complementary and conflicting views on the design of urban and architectural forms; the political, institutional, religious and economical contexts of urban planning; the role played by various media; and the influence of various geographical, social and anthropological research methods. The diversity and plurality of these perspectives in this book provides an entwined architectural, urban and social history of East Asia, which offers insights into the cultural systems and the historical and spatial meanings of these colonized cities.

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About the Author

Izumi Kuroishi is at The Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 28411 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (28 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rashomon attempt surpassed by RC Binstock's Tree of Heaven 23 Aug. 2014
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By the eve of the Pacific War, the Chinese population in New Guinea exceeded 2,000.[10]
Japanese invasion

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, with the Japanese invasion of New Guinea looming just over the horizon, the Australian government moved to evacuate white women and children from the territory. However, they made no similar moves to evacuate the Chinese population there. In early 1942, in response to the pleas of community members, this stance softened slightly, and 300 Chinese were flown to Australia; however, the majority of Chinese women were refused permission to leave.[11][14] Left behind to face occupation by the Imperial Japanese Army, Chinese women became victims of atrocities at a far higher rate than indigenous women. According to community leader Chin Hoi Meen, "Chinese girls had to be supplied to [the Japanese] on demand"; under threat of beatings, death, or imprisonment in a soldiers' brothel as comfort women, Chinese women were also forced to enter into relationships and cohabit with Japanese officers.[15] Chinese men were interned in concentration camps to perform hard labour.[16] A total of 86 local Chinese residents died during the war, 37 of those having been killed by the Japanese.[15] Among the dead was the head of the PNG branch of the Kuomintang, the main political party of the Republic of China at the time; he was executed by Japanese troops as a warning to the community.[16]

In addition to their crimes against local Chinese people, the Japanese sent about 1,600 Republic of China Army prisoners-of-war to Rabaul as slave labourers; many died and were buried there.[17][18] Some soldiers of Taiwan origin came as auxiliaries with the Japanese army as well.
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