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Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II

Author: John W Dower
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how the defeat and American military occupation of Japan after World War II affected each level of Japanese society.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Dower
ISBN: 0393046869 9780393046861 0393320278 9780393320275
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: pt. 1. Victor and vanquished --
ch. 1. Shattered lives --
ch. 2. Gifts from heaven --
pt. 2. Transcending despair --
ch. 3. Kyodatsu: exhaustion and despair --
ch. 4. Cultures of defeat --
ch. 5. Bridges of language --
pt. 3. Revolutions --
ch. 6. Neocolonial revolution --
ch. 7. Embracing revolution --
ch. 8. Making revolution --
pt. 4. Democracies --
ch. 9. Imperial democracy: driving the wedge --
ch. 10. Imperial democracy: descending partway from heaven --
ch. 11. Imperial democracy: evading responsibility --
ch. 12. Constitutional democracy: GHQ writes a new national charter --
ch. 13. Constitutional democracy: Japanizing the American draft --
ch. 14. Censored democracy: policing the new taboos --
pt. 5. Guilts --
ch. 15. Victor's justice, loser's justice --
ch. 16. What do you tell the dead when you lose? --
pt. 6. Reconstructions --
ch. 17. Engineering growth.
Responsibility: John W. Dower.
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This examination of Japan in the aftermath of World War II draws on Japanese sources to give an account of the six years of American occupation which affected every level of Japanese society.  Read more...

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Without question, Dower is America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific.... A wonderful work of history.... I learned more than I ever would have thought possible. --Stephen Read more...

 
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