Éxodo nipón: Análisis de la producción historiográfica sobre la inmigración japonesa a Colombia (1964-2018) Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Mendoza Orozco, Angie Natalia


  • The present research aims to analyze how has japanese migration been written in Colombia from two periods, the first, from 1964 to 1990, and the second, from 1990 to 2018. For this purpose, seven texts were chosen, to account the historiographical transition. The particular historical context in which the various works were produced and the specific forms of social science writing were also taken into account. Thus, the historiography of the Japanese exodus analyzes the multiple social, political, economic and cultural elements that permeated its writing. This production is nourished by the readings, narratives and theoretical approaches present in the texts addressed. The temporalities are traversed by the transformation of the historiographical paradigm of the sixties, which marked the reinterpretation of the present and a changing thematic and epistemological (self-critical) reading and reflection on the social disciplines. Likewise, post-structuralist approaches in conjugation with the professionalization of the social sciences implied the incorporation and resignification of new analytical and thematic categories that sought to vindicate the role of narratively and historically relegated subjects; thus questioning the predilection of the political and economic approaches, and displacing them as the only theoretical models. This double approach allowed us to understand the transition between non-academic and academic writing, as well as the historical and anthropological construction of Japanese migration in Colombia. The primary sources used were books, articles, newsletters, community testimonies and graduate theses on the migration phenomenon. These were analyzed under a series of historiographic categories such as silences, actors, context of production, theories, among others. Finally, migration has been such a complex phenomenon that authors have approached it from different perspectives to explain its totality and integrity.

publication date

  • August 2, 2022 12:56 PM


  • Analytical categories
  • Cultural revolution and social sciences
  • Culture revolution
  • Historiographical transition
  • Historiography
  • Japanese exodus
  • Japanese migration
  • Migration theories

Document Id

  • b49fd813-2333-48e3-8993-85087e7220ab