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The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan
(positions: east asia cultures critique, 1998)
Discusses the fate of jazz in wartime Japan, emphasizing not just the official ban on the music, but the ways that jazz musicians found ways to make the idiom serve national policy.
Jammin’ on the Jazz Frontier: The Japanese Jazz Community in Interwar Shanghai
(Japanese Studies, 1999-05)
Examines the community of expatriate Japanese musicians playing jazz in interwar Shanghai, and the symbolic meaning of Shanghai as a "frontier" where musicians could develop their chops.