Review our timelines, maps, and the disputes of the Kodo-ha (皇道派) and Tosei-ha (統制派). Remember, as always we are looking at both a logic of “empire” and an actually existing, historically specific empire.
Readings: Intertext II (to get a taste, sorry, of neuropolitics). All of Part III, Necropolitics, and Conclusion.
1936 Chaplin, Modern Times, or, the pursuit of relative surplus value