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Article: Objects of Concern, Ambassadors of Gratitude: Children, Humanitarianism, and Transpacific Diplomacy Following Japan’s 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake

TitleObjects of Concern, Ambassadors of Gratitude: Children, Humanitarianism, and Transpacific Diplomacy Following Japan’s 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake
Authors
Issue Date2019
Citation
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth,  How to Cite?
AbstractFollowing the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake, Japanese children became viewed and portrayed as distinct suffers with unique needs by concerned elites and average citizens on both sides of the Pacific. Our article examines how children emerged as objects of investigation in which adults sought to understand how the disaster affected them both physically and mentally. Their power, however, went beyond fostering empathy and eliciting sympathy. Children, we suggest, also played an important role in mobilizing relief in America and later still as Japanese ambassadors of gratitude who thanked and moved Americans with their purity and innocence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274501

 

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dc.contributor.authorBorland, JL-
dc.contributor.authorSchencking, JC-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-18T15:02:55Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-18T15:02:55Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the History of Childhood and Youth, -
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274501-
dc.description.abstractFollowing the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake, Japanese children became viewed and portrayed as distinct suffers with unique needs by concerned elites and average citizens on both sides of the Pacific. Our article examines how children emerged as objects of investigation in which adults sought to understand how the disaster affected them both physically and mentally. Their power, however, went beyond fostering empathy and eliciting sympathy. Children, we suggest, also played an important role in mobilizing relief in America and later still as Japanese ambassadors of gratitude who thanked and moved Americans with their purity and innocence.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the History of Childhood and Youth-
dc.titleObjects of Concern, Ambassadors of Gratitude: Children, Humanitarianism, and Transpacific Diplomacy Following Japan’s 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailBorland, JL: borland@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSchencking, JC: jcharles@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityBorland, JL=rp01486-
dc.identifier.authoritySchencking, JC=rp01196-
dc.identifier.hkuros301919-

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