The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence (Google eBook)

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M.E. Sharpe, Mar 28, 2001 - Business & Economics
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When this eloquent and perceptive study was originally published, it was still possible to refer to Japanese affluence without irony. And as Norma Fields notes in her foreword to this new edition, now that that is no longer the case, [McCormack's] careful analyses are all the more compelling: for we must acknowledge that Japan once provided world history with an astonishingly successful version of capitalism. Even at its height, or rather, especially at its height, McCormack shows, this success was blighted at its core, being unsustainable.
  

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The author or editor of numerous books on Asia (e.g., Democracy in Contemporary Japan, M.E. Sharpe, 1986) and a professor at Australian National University, McCormack here scrutinizes the political ... Read full review

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Dreary. Read like a dry bone. The theme brought by this book was noble and supposedly it should invoke interesting debates but a good idea carried out in a poor way would only result in something like this: sad. Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the Revised Edition
vii
Photographs Figures Tables
xxxiii
Foreword
xxxix
Acknowledgments
xlv
The Pathology of
25
Work Rest and Consumption
78
GATTing Japan
113
Asia and the Dilemmas
153
Dilemmas of Power
185
The War 194595
225
Japan at Centurys End
287
Index
299
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