New PDF release: Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern

By Hiromi Mizuno

ISBN-10: 0804759618

ISBN-13: 9780804759618

ISBN-10: 0804776563

ISBN-13: 9780804776561

This interesting research examines the discourse of technological know-how in Japan from the Nineteen Twenties to the Nineteen Forties with regards to nationalism and imperialism. How did Japan, with Shinto production mythology on the absolute middle of its nationwide identification, come to advertise the development of technology and expertise? utilizing what common sense did wartime jap embody either the rationality that denied and the nationalism that promoted this mythology?
Focusing on 3 teams of technology promoters—technocrats, Marxists, and renowned technological know-how proponents—this paintings demonstrates how every one workforce made experience of obvious contradictions by means of articulating its politics via diversified definitions of technology and visions of a systematic Japan. The contested, complicated political activity of speaking approximately and selling technological know-how produced what the writer calls "scientific nationalism," a strong present of nationalism that has been missed via students of Japan, nationalism, and modernity.

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