Hideto Tsuboi - Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
It was said that more than 60,000 Japanese people remained in Manchuria when the last repatriation ship returned to Japan from China. Many remaining Japanese people in Manchuria engaged in the Chinese communist revolution at the request by the Communist Party of China. Some radical communists groups organized the cultural movements at factories, hospitals and coal mines. Dr. Tsuboi’s paper will consider their movements within the context of refugee (displaced person) problematics and discuss what /who was the refugee in the northeast Asia in 1950th.
Dr. Hideto Tsuboi is a Japanese literary and cultural scholar, Professor of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto.
Professor Tsuboi received his B. A. and M. A. in Japanese Literature from the Nagoya University, and completed his Ph. D. in Japanese Literature at Nagoya University. He has written extensively on the issue of the other in modern Japanese literature.
His publications include Koe no Shukusai: Nihon Kindaishi to Sensō (Fest of Voices: Modern Japanese Poetry and War), University of Nagoya Press, 1997., Kankaku no Kindai: Koe, Shintai, Hyōshō (Modernity of the Sensibilities: Voice, Body and Representation), University of Nagoya Press, 2006., and Sei ga kataru: 20 Seiki Nihon Bungaku no Sei to Shintai (Sexuality Speaks: Sex/Gender and Body in the Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan ), University of Nagoya Press, 2012.