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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 p. : ill., 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.
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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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