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Japanese veterans of military administration of Indonesia (1942-1945) still alive?

I am a Belgian writer and historian, writing in Dutch. After my book Congo: The Epic History of A People which was translated in several languages, I am currently working on a book on the decolonization of Indonesia between 1930 and 1955.

Inaugural Workshop on Zainichi Literary Studies at Lehigh University, April 21-22, 2017

Lehigh University will be hosting a workshop on Zainichi Literary Studies on April 21-22, 2017. The workshop will bring together scholars from North America and Japan in order to explore the limits and possibilities of “zainichi” as a locus of literary analysis, with particular attention given to issues of language, gender, and colonial-postcolonial continuities.

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