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Inventing Japan, 1853-1964

Author: Ian Buruma
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan's history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated into an expansive military dictatorship that essentially supplanted the British, French, Dutch, and American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buruma, Ian.
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964.
New York : The Modern Library, 2003
(OCoLC)607025026
Online version:
Buruma, Ian.
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964.
New York : The Modern Library, 2003
(OCoLC)607650140
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0679640851 9780679640851 0812972864 9780812972863
OCLC Number: 50041628
Notes: "A Modern Library chronicles book."
Description: 194 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prologue The Tokyo olympics --
The --
Black ships --
Civilization and enlightenment --
Ero Guro Nansensu --
Ah, our Manchuria --
War against the west --
Tokyo boogie-woogie --
1955 and all that. Prologue: Tokyo Olympics --
Black ships --
Civilization and enlightenment --
Ero Guro Nansensu --
Ah, our Manchuria --
War against the west --
Tokyo boogie-woogie --
1955 and all that --
Epilogue; the end of the postwar.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 12.
Responsibility: Ian Buruma.
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Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan's history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated into an expansive military dictatorship that essentially supplanted the British, French, Dutch, and American empires in Asia before plunging to utter ruin, eventually emerging under American tutelage as a pseudo-Western-style democracy and economic dynamo. Japan has always been both particularly open to the importation of good ideas and particularly prickly about keeping their influence quarantined, a bipolar disorder that would have dramatic consequences and that continues to this day. If one book is to be read in order to understand why the Japanese seem so impossibly strange to many Americans, Inventing Japan is surely it.

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