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Emperor Hirohito and Shōwa Japan : a political biography

Author: Stephen S. Large. ; Stephen S Large
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 1992.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few historical subjects have aroused as much passionate debate as the Showa Emperor, Hirohito. This book, based on extensive research in Japanese and English sources, impartially explores how far Hirohito was responsible for war, why he emerged as a contested 'symbol emperor' in postwar Japan, and his legacy to Japan today. In reconstructing and evaluating Hirohito's prewar and wartime political role, Dr. Large  Read more...
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Named Person: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito, (empereur Shōwa ;
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen S. Large. ; Stephen S Large
ISBN: 0415032032 9780415032032 0415153794 9780415153799
OCLC Number: 25130613
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The making of the Showa Emperor --
Japanese aggression and the limits of imperial influence, 1926-1933 --
The challenge of Showa Restoration radicalism, 1931-1937 --
The Emperor and war, 1937-1945 --
World war and the imperial will, 1941-1945 --
The Emperor and the Occupation, 1945-1952 --
The politics of imperial symbolism, 1952-1970 --
The Emperor and the imperial institution in late Showa Japan, 1970-1989 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Other Titles: Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan
Responsibility: Stephen S. Large.
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For more than 60 years Hirohito was Emperor - a confusing mixture of "absolute" ruler, constitutional monarch and god. This political history of Showa Japan tests the controversies surrounding  Read more...

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