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The Japanese in Colonial Southeast Asia

This collection of essays by Japanese scholars deals with the role played by Japan and the Japanese in British, American, French, and Dutch colonial Southeast Asia. Most authors deal with the economic impact of Japan on these nations both before and after WWII, while Saya Shiraishi and Takashi Shiraishi offer, in their introductory essay, a helpful overview of the Japanese presence in this region. Scholars such as Hajime Shimizu and Reiko Furiya deal with Japan's conception of Southeast Asia geographically (the conception of boundaries, Southeast Asia as a separate entity), culturally and economically.