Details1997, ISBN 3-89129-395-X, € 128,00, iudicium Verlag, Munich, 1038 pp., hardcover [Order]
König, Eva; Ölschleger, Barbara
Japaner in der Neuen Welt: Eine teilannotierte Bibliographie von Werken zu japanischen Einwanderern in Nordamerika in europäischen Sprachen (Japanese in the New World: A Partially Annotated Bibliography of Works in European Languages Pertaining to Japanese Immigrants in North America)
Following the opening of the country in the mid-nineteenth century and the lifting of the travel ban imposed during the Edo period, Japan was, for several decades, a land of emigrants. Millions of Japanese left their homeland to settle for long-term or permanent residence abroad, not only in the Japanese colonies or annexed territories of Manchuria, Korea, Taiwan, and the South Seas, but also in North and South America. With the end of the Second World War, those living in the erstwhile colonies were repatriated, but in the Americas, including Hawaii, large minorities of Japanese ancestry have developed (in Brazil and the United States alone, the number in each exceeds one million). In the societies in which they live, their social and economic significance far outweighs their numerical presence.
In this bibliography, an attempt is made to compile all non-literary works in European languages concerning emigrants and their descendants on the North American continent and in Hawaii. Included are both published and semi-published works, ethnic-press publications, dissertations, and M.A. theses.
The numerical range alone, including 3,696 books, essays, and brochures, as well as more than 400 dissertations and 400 M.A. theses, all mostly in English, indicates there is a keen awareness in North America that the study of the Japanese minority is a fruitful pursuit. One of the goals of this bibliography is to arouse some of this same interest on the part of German scholars and to make available to German-speaking researchers the work that has been carried out to date. Furthermore it aims at providing scholars for their comparative studies with examples and models of ethnic minorities being in the process of acculturation and social integration into a multicultural society. Such an approach is important not only for the social sciences but also for the domains of history, medicine, and (social) psychology.Access to titles is facilitated by comprehensive indexes (titles, author, general/geographic).