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Czechs, Poles, Germans) within its territorial boundaries. Stalin introduced the most powerful definition and theory of a territorialized concept of the nation so as to provide both a justification of the emerging Soviet solution (autonomous national-territories within the boundaries of the Soviet Union) and especially to harness the nation to a theory of anti-imperialism. Here, it is worth noting that imperialism, as a theory and practice, is inconceivable without first an embrace of the territorial claims of ethnic nationality along the lines Stalin drew.
9 The legacy of such agrarianism would remain to influence Japanese conceptions of society, particularly after the Meiji Restoration when society emerged as a political counterweight to the authoritarian state that had resulted and the agrarian village seemed a repository of the utopian hopes that had been crushed by the harsh realities of the new industrial economy.
Yoshimoto went further than T yama, whose appeal to indigenous identity was encapsulated within a Stalinist theory of global capitalism that gave indigenous identity a universal theoretical context. Yoshimoto argued that nationalism lay outside of intellectuals and their representations and rested with the amorphous and undefinable “people” themselves. Yoshimoto argued 50 Cf. T yama Shigeki, Kindaishi: kaiky to minzoku no kaimei o shu to shite, k za rekishi, vol. 2 (Tokyo: tsuki Shoten, 1955). 30 CHAPTER ONE that once the people were represented by intellectuals in one fashion or another (minzoku, kokumin), they lost their claim on indigenousness and thus their role in defining a Japanese national identity.
A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan: Placing the People (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 5 Japan) by Kevin M. Doak