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This index presents lists of reference books and articles, authors and terms and concepts relevant to the exploration of how Japanese writers of fiction working during the Allied Occupation (1945-1952) contributed to the postwar discourses of racial, national, and linguistic identity, as influenced by the historical circumstances of war, defeat, privation, and occupation by a foreign power. One of the main contentions of the study is that the presence of the Occupation forces acted as a mirror in which previously occluded elements of Japanese racial and cultural identity became visible, and were then incorporated sometimes in exaggerated or distorted form into the efforts of writers (and readers) to use narrative in reorienting themselves to the drastically changed social and political environment.

Keywords: cultural identity; foreign power; Japanese writers; political environment; racial identity; social environment



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