In this powerful and provocative book, Prasenjit Duara uses the
case of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state in northeast China
from 1932-1945, to explore how such antinomies as imperialism and
nationalism, modernity and tradition, and governmentality and
exploitation interacted in the post-World War I period. His study
of Manchukuo, which had a population of 40 million and was three
times the area of Japan, catalyzes a broader understanding of new... more...