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The enigma of Japanese power : people and politics in a stateless nation

Author: Karel Van Wolferen
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Wolferen, Karel Van.
Enigma of Japanese power.
New York : Vintage Books, 1990
(OCoLC)647086011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karel Van Wolferen
ISBN: 0679728023 9780679728023
OCLC Number: 21196393
Notes: "Originally published, in Great Britain, by Macmillan London Ltd. and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 504 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Japan problem --
The elusive state --
An inescapable embrace --
Servants of the system --
The administrators --
The submissive middle class --
Nurses of the people --
Keeping the law under control --
The management of reality --
Power in the guise of culture --
The system as religion --
The right to rule --
Ritual and intimidation --
A century of consolidating control --
The Japanese phoenix --
In the world but not of it.
Responsibility: Karel van Wolferen ; with a new introduction and epilogue for the Vintage edition.
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