Transpacific Correspondence: Dispatches from Japan's Black Studies

Yuichiro Onishi, Fumiko Sakashita

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Since 1954, Japan has become home to a vibrant but little-known tradition of Black Studies. Transpacific Correspondence introduces this intellectual tradition to English-speaking audiences, placing it in the context of a long history of Afro-Asian solidarity and affirming its commitments to transnational inquiry and cosmopolitan exchange. More than six decades in the making, Japan’s Black Studies continues to shake up commonly held knowledge of Black history, culture, and literature and build a truly globalized field of Black Studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)9783030054571
ISBN (Print)9783030054564
StatePublished - Mar 12 2019

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  • African diaspora
  • Afro-Asian relations
  • Atsuko Furomoto
  • Black feminism
  • Black intellectual history
  • Black politics
  • Black studies in Japan
  • Civil rights movement
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Gishin Kitajima
  • Haiku
  • Hiromi Furukawa
  • Keiko Kusunose
  • Mary Lou Williams
  • Paule Marshall
  • Postwar Japan
  • S. I. Hayakawa
  • Transpacific black freedom studies
  • Tsunehiko Kato
  • US occupation of Japan


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