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Showa : the Japan of Hirohito

Author: Carol Gluck; Stephen Richards Graubard; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays that chart the history of twentieth-century Japan and offer a variety of perspectives on Japan's Showa era, which lasted from 1926 to 1989. Explores such topics as the Japanese economy, the issue of democracy, and Japan's achievements in technology and the arts.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Gluck; Stephen Richards Graubard; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0393029840 9780393029840 0393310647 9780393310641
OCLC Number: 24626726
Notes: "Consists of essays that appeared originally in the Summer 1990 issue of Daedalus ..."--Preface.
Description: lxii, 315 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The idea of Showa / Carol Gluck --
The Showa era (1926-1989) / Masataka Kosaka --
The useful war / John W. Dower --
The people who invented the mechanical nightingale / Chalmers Johnson --
Japan meets the United States for the second time / Makoto Iokibe --
The occupation : some reflections / Herbert Passin --
Rice and melons : Japanese agriculture in the Showa era / Chikashi Moriguchi --
Bringing politics back into Japan / Michio Muramatsu --
Diplomacy and the military in Showa Japan / Shinichi Kitaoka --
Money and the Japanese / Shoichi Royama --
The Showa economic experience / Edward J. Lincoln --
Regional Japan : the price of prosperity and the benefits of dependency / William W. Kelly --
My-Car-isma : motorizing the Showa self / David W. Plath --
The intellectual community of the Showa era / Masakazu Yamazaki --
High culture in the Showa period / J. Thomas Rimer --
How they have looked to us / Edward Seidensticker.
Responsibility: Carol Gluck and Stephen R. Graubard, editors.

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The death of Emperor Hirohito in 1989 ended Japan's Showa era (1926-1989) and provided the occasion for the Japanese to confront their past and the roots of their present success.  Read more...

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"Showa is a useful collaborative American-Japanese exercise. Joint ventures can work." -- Daily Mainichi

 
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