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Japan : a reinterpretation / [electronic resource] Patrick Smith.

By: Smith, Patrick (Patrick L.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1997Description: ix, 385 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0679422315; 9780679422310.Subject(s): Japan -- Civilization | Japan -- Civilization -- 1945- | Japan -- Civilization -- American influences | Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952 | Japón -- Civilización -- 1945 | Japón -- Civilización -- Influencias americanas | Japón -- Historia -- Ocupación aliada, 1945 1952 | Nationale identiteit | POLITICAL CONDITIONS | SOCIAL CONDITIONS | HISTORY | JAPANAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Japan : a reinterpretation.DDC classification: 952 Other classification: 74.21 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Pt. I. Among Themselves. Ch. 1. The Invisible Japanese. Ch. 2. Hidden History. Ch. 3. Becoming Nihonjin. Ch. 4. Fences in the Heart. Ch. 5. Happiness in a Hidden Corner. Ch. 6. Concrete and Democracy -- Pt. II. Among Others. Ch. 7. The Spirit That Runs Through History. Ch. 8. The Sacred "Nothing" Ch. 9. The Unfinished Dreams. Ch. 10. The Other Within. Ch. 11. A Fugitive Virtue.
Summary: The author "asserts that a variety of forces--the achievement of material affluence, the Cold War's end, and the death of Emperor Hirohito--are now spurring Japan once again toward a fundamental redefinition of itself" and that the Japanese are seeking to alter "the relationship between the individual and society."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-372) and index.

The author "asserts that a variety of forces--the achievement of material affluence, the Cold War's end, and the death of Emperor Hirohito--are now spurring Japan once again toward a fundamental redefinition of itself" and that the Japanese are seeking to alter "the relationship between the individual and society."--Jacket.

Pt. I. Among Themselves. Ch. 1. The Invisible Japanese. Ch. 2. Hidden History. Ch. 3. Becoming Nihonjin. Ch. 4. Fences in the Heart. Ch. 5. Happiness in a Hidden Corner. Ch. 6. Concrete and Democracy -- Pt. II. Among Others. Ch. 7. The Spirit That Runs Through History. Ch. 8. The Sacred "Nothing" Ch. 9. The Unfinished Dreams. Ch. 10. The Other Within. Ch. 11. A Fugitive Virtue.

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