This week, we’re looking at the early decades of Japan’s colonization of Hokkaido, and the means by which the island was radically remade within the span of a single lifetime.
Shigeaki, Shiina. “Outline History of the Colonization of Hokkaido, 1870-1930.” in Migrants in Agricultural Development. Ed. J.A. Mollett.
Mason, Michele M. Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan: Envisioning the Periphery and the Modern Nation-State.
Xu Lu, Sidney. The Making of Japanese Settler-Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868-1961.
Howell, David L. “Making ‘Useful Citizens’ of Ainu Subjects in Early Twentieth-Century Japan.” The Journal of Asian Studies 63, No 1 (Feb, 2004)
Mieczkowski, Bogdan and Seiko Mieczkowski. “Horace Capron and the Development of Hokkaido: A Reappraisal.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 67, No 5 (Nov, 1974).