The Resource The Breaking Jewel, (ebook)

The Breaking Jewel, (ebook)

Label
The Breaking Jewel
Title
The Breaking Jewel
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Set on an island in the South Pacific during the final days of World War II, when the tide has turned against Japan and the war has unmistakably become one of attrition, The Breaking Jewel offers a rare depiction of the Pacific War from the Japanese side and captures the essence of Japan's doomed imperial aims. The novel opens as a small force of Japanese soldiers prepares to defend a tiny and ultimately insignificant island from a full-scale assault by American forces. Its story centers on squad leader Nakamura, who resists the Americans to the end, as he and his comrades grapple with the idea of gyokusai, (translated as "the breaking jewel" or the "pulverization of the gem"), the patriotic act of mass suicide in defense of the homeland. Well known for his antiestablishment and antiwar sentiments, Makuto Oda gradually and subtly develops a powerful critique of the war and the racialist imperial aims that proved Japan's undoing
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Midwest
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Oda, Makoto
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Keene, Donald
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Weatherhead Books on Asia
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Patriotism
Target audience
adult
Label
The Breaking Jewel, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231518871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860983
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860983
System control number
MWT11860983
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Breaking Jewel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231518871
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860983
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860983
System control number
MWT11860983
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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