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Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Yuichiro Onishi


This book introduces the dynamic process out of which social movements in black America, Japan, and Okinawa formed Afro-Asian solidarities against the practice of white supremacy in the twentieth century. It argues that in the context of forging Afro-Asian solidarities, race emerged as a political category of struggle with a distinct moral quality and vitality. The book explores the work of black intellectual-activists of the first half of the twentieth century, including Hubert Harrison and W. E. B. Du Bois, who took a pro-Japan stance to articulate the connection between local and global dim ... More

Keywords: white supremacy, black America, Japan, Okinawa, Afro-Asian solidarity, Hubert Harrison, W. E. B. Du Bois, black studies movement, social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814762646
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuichiro Onishi, author