Michael K. Bourdaghs

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....

Discovering Japan: “A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop”


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