Resurrecting Nagasaki (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute) (Paperback)

Resurrecting Nagasaki (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute) Cover Image
Email or call for price


In Resurrecting Nagasaki, Chad R. Diehl explores the genesis of narratives surrounding the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945, by following the individuals and groups who contributed to the shaping of Nagasaki City's postwar identity. Municipal officials, survivor-activist groups, the Catholic community, and American occupation officials all interpreted the destruction and reconstruction of the city from different, sometimes disparate perspectives. Diehl's analysis reveals how these atomic narratives shaped both the way Nagasaki rebuilt and the ways in which popular discourse on the atomic bombings framed the city's experience for decades.

About the Author

Chad R. Diehl is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @ProfDiehlLoyola.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501755255
ISBN-10: 1501755250
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 234
Language: English
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute