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Beyond Loyalty: The Story of Kibei Hardcover – 31 Dec 1997

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (31 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824818865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824818869
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.6 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Beyond Loyalty is the powerful and inspiring story of a young man whose life and education were rudely disrupted by the U.S. government's imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. A high school student when interned in 1942, Minoru Kiyota was so infuriated by his treatment during an FBI interrogation and by the denial of his request to leave the camp to pursue his education that he refused to affirm his loyalty as required of all internees. For this he was sent to Tule Lake Segregation Center in northern California - a holding pen for "dangerous" and "disloyal" individuals. While imprisoned there under deplorable conditions, Kiyota learned of a new law offering Japanese Americans the "opportunity" to renounce their U.S. citizenship. Although barely old enough to do so, Kiyota took this drastic step. Throughout his four long years of incarceration, he refused to resign himself to the injustices he witnessed and experienced. His story shares the fury and frustration aroused by gross violations of his rights as a U.S. citizen and shows how the painful years of internment determined the course of his life.

About the Author

Linda K. Keenan has lived in Japan for several years and taught Japanese language and literature at Middlebury College. She translated Buddhologist Minoru Kiyota's autobiography, "Beyond Loyalty: The Story of a Kibei", and contributed "En the Ascetic" to "Religions of Japan in Practice". --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
This book is how to remain a Knight & Gentleman and to pursue your Life Mission against all the odds of life.
Dr. Kiyota had a dream since boyhood to educate college students about the Western and Asian cultures & philosophies. He successfully achieved his mission by having been teaching for over 30 years as a professor and as a sensei. I am taking his class, "Kendo: Integration of Martial and Liberal Arts" and I am happy to have finally found my Sensei. There is a lot to learn from him as an open-mind and objective individual!!!
The book is full of documented facts, critical thoughts, and beautiful language. I have invested about 15 hours of concentrated reading with only 3 breaks: to sleep and to eat. In overall, Dr. Kiyota is the person one should meet in life and to shake his hand!!!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8f144e4c) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
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HASH(0x8ea998dc) out of 5 stars I RESPECT SENSEI Kiyota more after reading his biography. 6 Jun. 1999
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Format: Paperback
This book is how to remain a Knight & Gentleman and to pursue your Life Mission against all the odds of life.
Dr. Kiyota had a dream since boyhood to educate college students about the Western and Asian cultures & philosophies. He successfully achieved his mission by having been teaching for over 30 years as a professor and as a sensei. I am taking his class, "Kendo: Integration of Martial and Liberal Arts" and I am happy to have finally found my Sensei. There is a lot to learn from him as an open-mind and objective individual!!!
The book is full of documented facts, critical thoughts, and beautiful language. I have invested about 15 hours of concentrated reading with only 3 breaks: to sleep and to eat. In overall, Dr. Kiyota is the person one should meet in life and to shake his hand!!!
HASH(0x9e966bc4) out of 5 stars A wonderful book, and great condition. 5 Nov. 2013
By Lynn Perry - Published on Amazon.com
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Linda Keenan is a friend, and I had read this book some years ago. Our grandson was in Japan studying for a year and I wanted to get the book for him, and to have Linda autograph it. It is a hardcover used edition, in perfect condition. I am so pleased! The story of "Min" is a compelling story about that time in our country's history when we had little contact with Japanese people. Leading up to World War II, during and beyond, "Beyond Loyalty" gives a glimpse of a seemingly impossible tactic on the part of our country. Linda's translation of Min's story is gracefully and elegantly written. Beautiful and heartbreaking, the story educates, and by the stark reality of our prejudices as a nation, gives hope that we can grow into a more understanding and humanitarian people. Thank you for finding this wonderful clean copy. Lynn Perry
HASH(0x9e969b28) out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Feb. 2015
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