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McCormack, Gavan

Works: 90 works in 301 publications in 3 languages and 7,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HN723.5, 306.0952
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Most widely held works by Gavan McCormack
The emptiness of Japanese affluence by Gavan McCormack ( )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese imperialism today; "co-prosperity in greater East Asia" by Jon Halliday ( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chang Tso-lin in northeast China, 1911-1928 : China, Japan, and the Manchurian idea by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marshal Chang Tso-lin was one of China's most influential warlords. In many respects he personified warlordism. This account depicts Chang concurrently as lord paramount in Manchuria, contestant for hegemony over China, and constrained client of an imperious Japan. As Chang's fortunes changed in the maelstrom of civil war, each role gained or lost prominence."--Review
Democracy in contemporary Japan ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multicultural Japan : palaeolithic to postmodern ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book challenges the conventional view of Japanese society as being monocultural and homogeneous. Unique for its historical breadth and interdisciplinary orientation, Multicultural Japan extends from the prehistoric phase to the present. It challenges the notion that Japan's monoculture is being challenged only because of internationalisation, arguing that cultural diversity has always existed in Japan. It is a timely and provocative discussion of identity politics around the question of 'Japaneseness'." "The book is critical of the myth of uniqueness and a 'pure' blood tradition, and the Japanese reluctance to consider the past. Yet its spirit is constructive, arguing that no multicultural future can be created until Japan's multicultural past is discovered. Its contributors, about half of whom are Japanese, form an impressive team."--Jacket
The Japanese trajectory : modernization and beyond ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume investigates the real impact of modernisation upon the Japanese themselves
Korea since 1850 by Stewart Lone ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first history of Korea dealing exclusively and in detail with the modern period. Employing Korean and Japanese scholarship, the authors have produced an original work that is critical of many prevailing myths. The book is a political history tracing the growth of national consciousness among ordinary Korean people; emphasises the important role of external influence in determining modern Korea's fate; explains how Korea's geographical position made the country a repeated battleground for imperialist rivalries between 1880 and 1910; explains how, under Japanese dominion in this years 1910-1945, Korea was transformed into a colonial dependency and the Korean people given limited freedom of expression; and deals with the explosion of internal and international politics following liberation in 1945 and the subsequent attempts of both regimes (north and south) to develop while maintaining vast armies against each other
Japan's contested Constitution : documents and analysis by Glenn D Hook ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the beginning of the year 2000, Constitutional Research Councils have been set up in both Houses of the National Diet in Japan. The constitution, adopted when Japan was defeated and occupied, defines the nature of the Japanese polity and constrains Japan's military role in the world. The opening of the debate on constitutional reform is set to play a crucial role in shaping the realignment of domestic political forces and defining the international roles Japan may pursue in the new millennium." "As the Constitutional Research Councils begin their deliberations, this timely book brings together for the first time, in English translation, four of the major proposals on constitutional reform. These are the proposals of the Yomiuri and Asahi newspaper groups, one of Japan's major publishing houses, Iwanami, and Ozawa Ichiro, president of the Liberal Party of Japan and a key player in Japanese politics. Hook and McCormack place these documents in their historical and contemporary context, providing a thorough analysis of their significance in the development of thought on the constitution." "Japan's Contested Constitution: Documents and Analysis presents extensive analysis of the evolution of constitutional government in Japan and examines differing interpretations of key clauses in the constitution. It is a resource for anyone with an interest in modern Japan, its politics, law and its international role."--BOOK JACKET
Korea, North and South : the deepening crisis by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Target North Korea : pushing North Korea to the brink of nuclear catastrophe by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the tragic history of Korea that does not fit American stereotypes of the country, including Japan's historical and unrepentant role in creating and perpetuating a hostile North Korea
Resistant islands : Okinawa confronts Japan and the United States by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resistant Islands offers the first comprehensive overview of Okinawan history from earliest times to the present, focusing especially on the recent period of colonization by Japan, its disastrous fate during World War II, and its current status as a glorified US military base. The issue of the base is a hot button in Japan and has become more widely known in the wake of Japan's recent natural disasters and the US military role in emergency relief. Okinawa rejects the base-dominated role allocated it by the US and Japanese governments
Client state : Japan in the American embrace by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author examines the current transformation of Japan, designed to meet the demands from Washington that Japan become the 'Great Britain of the Far East'. He contends that US pressure has been steadily applied to bring Japan in line with neoliberal principles
The Burma-Thailand railway : memory and history ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis in Korea by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cold war, hot war : an Australian perspective on the Korean War by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bonsai Australia banzai : multifunctionpolis and the making of a special relationship with Japan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Nouvel impérialisme japonais. [Japanese imperialism today] by Jon Halliday ( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austral-Asia : a regional future? by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflections on modern Japanese history in the context of the concept of "genocide" by Gavan McCormack ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace and regional security in the Asia-Pacific : a Japanese proposal ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mac Cormack, Gavan
Mac Cormack Gavan 1937-....
MacCormack, Gavan.
MacCormack Gavan 1937-....
Makōmakku, Gaban.
Makōmakku, Gaban 1937-
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McCormack, G 1937-
McCormack, Gavan
McCormack, Gavan Patrick.
マコ-マックガバン 1937-
マコーマック, G
マコーマック, ガヴァン
マコーマック, ガバン
English (171)
French (7)
Chinese (1)