World War II was a very traumatizing time for the soldiers that fought in it. Unfortunately, the War was also a very traumatic experience for the Japanese Americans that were forced into internee camps. Key examples of those who have struggled through awful conditions are Miné Okubo and Louie Zamperini. Miné is a Japanese American artist who was forced to live in squalor conditions surrounded by armed guards. Louie is an American soldier and a previous Olympic athlete that was beaten daily and starved almost to death in prisoner of war camps.
Japan endured several shocking transformations from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Before the 19th century, this Nation was politically divided between many military leaders; the most powerful warlord, the shogun, ruled Japan almost as a dictator. People were also divided by hierarchical classes and contact was severely limited with the outside world by these authoritarian rulers. Japan was seen as an isolated country that engaged in diplomatic arrangements with very few country neighbors. As these domestic problems started flourishing even further, foreign American ships began to arrive in Japanese docks, demanding the opening of their ports.
The year of 1894 lead to multiple revolutions of unionization, but specifically through the perspective of white railroad immigrants due to the bigoted attitudes retrospectively set by organizations (referring back, the Knights of Labor and the International Workingmen’s Association) who were anti-Chinese and Japanese. As White mentions, there was the formation of Coexyism where native-born whites joined together with European immigrants to protest President Clevland’s administration and the railroad industry (White). For their purpose, the Coexyites were determined to protest federally problems such as unemployment, poor conditions, corruption, and minimal pay. If that goal failed, they would resort to destructive actions such as hijacking trains to get their point across (White). Adding to the surge of unionization of the Industrial West, the Great Northern Strike of April 1894 was simultaneously happening during Coexyism.
Fendi (Ying-Tung) Chen 97151039-1 Dazai Osamu’s “The Sound of Hammering” and Sakaguchi Ango’s “On Decadence” The defeat during World War II had virtually traumatized the Japanese society in all kinds of level. The nation went through many dramatic reconstructions after such psychologically devastating and humiliating loss and the subsequent Allied Forces Occupation. The accumulated wartime mental and physical exhaustion resulted in the demoralization of Japanese people. Adding on to the misery, Japanese citizens’ illusion of the old omnipotent imperialism evaporated into nothing but a disappointing and cynical disillusion. On the other hand, it was perhaps the first time in history of for which Japanese people received such unprecedented
One of the most horrible events of the Japanese occupation of China was the Nanjing massacre. However, in this modern society, most people do not know about how and why many Chinese were butchered in the city of Nanjing. In addition, the Nanjing massacre is denied by many conservative Japanese politicians because this event is seen as Japan’s greatest shame and they do not want their future generations to know and learn about the terrible massacre. But, there are many possible explanations why this event happened and generally many historians believe that the brutal Nanjing massacre occurred because of the very tough fight that Chinese armies had put up in Shanghai in 1937. However, “Japanese imperialism and their desire for expansion” and
Different segments of the Iranian society clearly suffered from plethora of issues the Shah had created for them. He made new land reforms and taxation which created problems for the peasants and merchants, the educated citizens of the society suffered from unemployment and lack of freedom, the Islamic scholars from their general loss of influence over the people. He westernized Iran which made many people believe they were getting far away from Islamic Principles. After years of pent up anger the people started to revolt against the shah. Iranians organized with the help of the religious establishment to overthrow the Shah and completely reform the Iranian political system.
Japan had six thousand troops in Seoul, Korea left there from the Sino-Japanese war, Japan were just able to take Korea from there. All with a goal of being the most powerful. The second question was What was the impact of colonization and/or imperialism on the people AND environment in the location(s) you researched? My answer was, the impact of Japan to Korea was tremendous, Koreans were pressured to get Japanese names and Korean could not be taught in schools. Also, Korean women were used as comfort women which was a sex slave for Japanese soldiers.
Throughout the film, various themes become evident; the most obvious of themes as mentioned was McCarthyism. McCarthy used the power of media to intensify the “Red Scare”, to the point that individuals began to question and judge anyone who they believed to be a communist whether they were or not. Although McCarthyism ended, it left many jobless, due to accusations of communism, “ ten thousand Americans lost their jobs because of their past or present affiliation with the Communist party”. Lastly, McCarthyism lead to constant suspicion and one might say it manifested hatred between Americans. Similarly the theme of dissent goes hand in hand with McCarthyism and is also prevalent throughout the film.
The reason it was the place the techniques grew was because Silla was the smallest and was constantly under attack by the Japanese. In 1910 Japan invaded Korea and dominated them until after World War II. Any folkloric games were strictly outlawed. ( It was so strict people were executed for treason if they were caught practicing.) As Japan kept their occupation, karate was introduced and practiced, because of this Tae Kyon and Karate mixed and became a new art, Taekwondo.
It is really a disaster for all Chinese or even the peace of world. “During the war of aggression against China, invading Japanese troops committed innumerable crimes such as murder, arson, looting, and rape. One is the Nanjing Massacre. Nanjing Massacre is among the most brutal crimes committed in China by the invading Japanese troops…another is Japan’s Unit 731.” (Reilly James, Remember History, Not Hatred: Collective Remembrance of China’s War of Resistance to Japan, Modern Asian Studies,2011) The whole country was plunged into an abyss of suffering, meanwhile, the song was born in this disaster. At the beginning of the war, Chinese wasn’t united, they were so scared that they could do nothing but be killed, however, after seeing their family members or friends dead in their front, a few people understood our nation should rise to revolt, that’s why composers wrote the wonderful song.