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Hirohito and the making of modern Japan

Author: Herbert P Bix
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades.
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Biografía
Named Person: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; Hirohito Shōwa Tennō, (Empereur du Japon ;; Kaiser) Hirohito (Japan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert P Bix
ISBN: 006019314X 9780060193140 0060931302 9780060931308
OCLC Number: 43031388
Language Note: English.
Awards: National Books Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography, 2000
Description: xi, 800 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I --
the prince's education, 1901-1921 --
The boy, the family, and the Meiji legacies --
Cultivating an emperor --
Confronting the real world --
Part II --
the politics of good intentions, 1922-1930 --
The regency and the crisis of Taisho democracy --
The new monarchy and the new nationalism --
A political monarch emerges --
Part III --
his majesty's wars, 1931-1945 --
The Manchurian transformation --
Restoration and repression --
Holy war --
Stalemate and escalation --
Prologue to Pearl Harbor --
The ordeal of supreme command --
Delayed surrender --
Part IV --
the unexamined life, 1945-1989 --
A monarchy reinvented --
The Tokyo trial --
Salvaging the imperial mystique --
The quiet years and the legacies of Showa.
Responsibility: Herbert P. Bix.
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A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades.

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