Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important 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, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.
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This book caught my eye after having watched the movie, Emperor, earlier this year, with Tommy Lee Jones as MacArthur. I found the movie to be not overly impressive, but the glimpse in to the post-war ... Read full review
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I did not enjoy this book. I'm not sure why. It's an engaging topic and the book is well written (as evidenced by its numerous rewards). I guess I'm not into cultural history. Read full review
VICTOR and VANQUISHED
The Letter the Photograph and the Memorandum
IMPERIAL DEMOCRACY DESCENDING PARTWAY FROM HEAVEN
Cutting Smoke with Scissors
IMPERIAL DEMOCRACY EVADING RESPONSIBILITY
Imperial Tours and the Manifest Human
One Mans Shattered God
GIFTS FROM HEAVEN
Revolution from Above
Demilitarization and Democratization
KYODATSU EXHAUSTION AND DESPAIR
Hunger and the BambooSnoot Existence
Enduring the Unendurable
Sociologies or Despair
Inflation and Economic Sabotage
CULTURES OF DEFEAT
Servicing the Conquerors
Butterflies Onlys and Subversive Women
Decadence and Authenticity
BRIDGES OF LANGUAGE
Brightness Apples and English
The Familiarity or the New
Rushing into Print
Bestsellers and Posthumous Heroes
Heroines and Victims
Victors as Viceroys
Reevaluating the MonkeyMen
The Experts and the Obedient Herd
Embracing the Commander
Intellectuals and the Community or Remorse
Democratizing Everyday Language
Lovable Communists and Radicalized Workers
A Sea of Red Flags
Unmaking the Revolution from Below
IMPERIAL DEMOCRACY DRIVING THE WEDGE
Psychological Warfare and the Son of Heaven
Purifying the Sovereign
CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY GHQ WRITES ANEW NATIONAL CHARTER
Regendering a Hermaphroditic Creature
Conundrums for the Men of Meiji
Popular Initiatives for a New National Charter
SCAP Takes Over
GHQs Constitutional Convention
Thinking about Idealism and Cultural Imperialism
CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY JAPANIZING THE AMERICAN DRAFT
The Last Opportunity for the Conservative Group
The Translation Marathon
Unveiling the Draft Constitution
Water Flows the River Stays
Responding to a Fait Accompli
CENSORED DEMOCRACY POLICING THE NEW TABOOS
The Phantom Bureaucracy
Purifying the Victors
Policing the Cinema
Curbing the Political Left
VICTORS JUSTICE LOSERS JUSTICE
The Tokyo Tribunal
Tokyo and Nuremberg
Victors Justice and Its Critics
Race Power and Powerlessness
WHAT DO YOU TELL THE DEAD WHEN YOU LOSE?
A Requiem for Departed Heroes
Irrationality Science and Responsibility for Defeat
Buddhism as Repentance and Repentance as Nationalism
Responding to Atrocity
Remembering the Criminals Forgetting Their Crimes
Visible and Invisible Hands
Planning a CuttingEdge Economy
Unplanned Developments and Gifts from the Gods
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