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American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Marxism in Japan
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A Marxist History of the World part 58: The Meiji Restoration
Faulkner, Neil
An event which would shape the history of the Far East until 1945, Japan’s bourgeois revolution ‘from above’ is explored by Neil Faulkner in this week's Marxist History.
Nanking Massacre
A summary of the massacre at Nanking (Nanjing) , which occurred over a period of six weeks starting on December 13, 1937. During this period soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army perpetrated horrific...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Shimabara Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
An uprising largely involving Japanese peasants, most of them Catholic Christians, in 1637-1638.

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Slavery in Japan
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During most of the history of the country, the practice of slavery in Japan involved only indigenous Japanese, as the export and import of slaves was significantly restricted by isolation of the group...