Discusses the themes of trauma and the anti-nuclear, pro-humanity, political messages of four manga—Barefoot Gen, I Saw It, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, and Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms—depicting mass death during World War II from the point of view of Hiroshima victims and low-ranking Japanese soldiers sent on two suicide missions.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Date of Award
Leach, Julianna Christine, "Memory Through Manga: Japanese Comic Book Representations of Mass Death in Hiroshima and World War II" (2018). History Theses. 29.