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The Resource Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II, John W. Dower

Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II, John W. Dower

Label
Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II
Title
Embracing defeat
Title remainder
Japan in the wake of World War II
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dower
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is history of the more than six years of American occupation which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life
Summary
Dower illuminates how shattering defeat, followed by years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society in ways that neither the victor nor the vanquished could anticipate. The book vividly portrays the countless ways the Japanese met the challenge of starting over
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 1999.
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, 2000.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2000.
Awards note
  • American Historical Association John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History, 1999
  • Bancroft Prize, 2000
  • Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2000
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154403
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
952.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
DS889
LC item number
.D69 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
13.6
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Target audience
adult
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Japan in the wake of World War II
Label
Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II, John W. Dower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-650) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shattered lives -- Gifts from heaven -- Transcending despair. Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and despair -- Cultures of defeat -- Bridges of language -- Neocolonial revolution -- Embracing revolution -- Making revolution -- Imperial democracy: Driving the wedge -- Imperial democracy: Descending partway from heaven -- Imperial democracy: Evading responsibility -- Constitutional democracy: GHQ writes a new national charter -- Constitutional democracy: Japanizing the American draft -- Censored democracy: Policing the new taboos -- Victor's justice, loser's justice -- What do you tell the dead when you lose? -- Engineering growth -- Epilogue: Legacies/fantasties/dreams
Control code
ocm39143090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
676 pages
Isbn
9780393320275
Lccn
98022133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)39143090
Label
Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II, John W. Dower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-650) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shattered lives -- Gifts from heaven -- Transcending despair. Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and despair -- Cultures of defeat -- Bridges of language -- Neocolonial revolution -- Embracing revolution -- Making revolution -- Imperial democracy: Driving the wedge -- Imperial democracy: Descending partway from heaven -- Imperial democracy: Evading responsibility -- Constitutional democracy: GHQ writes a new national charter -- Constitutional democracy: Japanizing the American draft -- Censored democracy: Policing the new taboos -- Victor's justice, loser's justice -- What do you tell the dead when you lose? -- Engineering growth -- Epilogue: Legacies/fantasties/dreams
Control code
ocm39143090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
676 pages
Isbn
9780393320275
Lccn
98022133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)39143090

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