Michael K. Bourdaghs is associate professor of modern Japanese literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Dawn That Never Comes: Shimazaki Toson and Japanese Nationalism and Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop.
ARTICLES FEATURING MICHAEL
Discovering Japan: “A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop”
It would be difficult to discuss Japanese popular music without mentioning the country’s experience as a rapidly modernizing empire remade again by the lighter-handed hegemon that defeated it. This is the story told by Michael K. Bourdaghs’s Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop....