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Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II

Author: John W Dower; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is history of the more than six years of American occupation which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, from top-level manipulations concerning the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Dower; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 9780393046861 0393046869 9780393320275 0393320278
OCLC Number: 39143090
Awards: American Historical Association John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History, 1999
Bancroft Prize, 2000
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2000
Description: 676 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Shattered lives --
Gifts from heaven --
Transcending despair. Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and despair --
Cultures of defeat --
Bridges of language --
Neocolonial revolution --
Embracing revolution --
Making revolution --
Imperial democracy: Driving the wedge --
Imperial democracy: Descending partway from heaven --
Imperial democracy: Evading responsibility --
Constitutional democracy: GHQ writes a new national charter --
Constitutional democracy: Japanizing the American draft --
Censored democracy: Policing the new taboos --
Victor's justice, loser's justice --
What do you tell the dead when you lose? --
Engineering growth --
Epilogue: Legacies/fantasties/dreams.
Responsibility: John W. Dower.
Local System Bib Number:
278548

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Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is history of the more than six years of American occupation which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life.
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