Member Book, Ziomek, Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book:


Ziomek, Kirsten L. Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples. Harvard East Asian Monographs (Book 418). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2019. ISBN 978-0674237285


Lost Histories provides a geographically and temporally holistic view of the Japanese empire from the early 1900s to the 1970s. The experiences of the four least-examined groups of Japanese colonial subjects―the Ainu, Taiwan’s indigenous people, Micronesians, and Okinawans―are the centerpiece of the book. It relies on visual imagery, material objects, oral history and interviews along with written documents to reconstruct the lives of Japan’s colonial peoples.


Kirsten L. Ziomek is Assistant Professor of History at Adelphi University.


Book available in paperback and hardcover.