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Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II

Author: John W Dower; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print 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; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
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 pages : illustrations, 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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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant  Read more...

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"Extraordinarily illuminating... Dower has deftly mixed history from the 'bottom up' and the 'top down' to produce what is surely the most significant work to date on the postwar era in Japan." -- Read more...

 
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