Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - History - 384 pages
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Warriors of the Rising Sun chronicles the Japanese military's transformation from honorable "knights of Bushido" into men who massacred thousands during the Pacific War. Crucial in bringing about this change was Western rejection of Japan as an aspiring colonial power, as well as the West's racist, anti-Japanese immigration policies. Japan's leaders chose military brutality as a necessary means to achieve a rightful place in the world. Today, Japan has the second largest military budget in the world. What lessons have her leaders learned from the past wars?
 

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WARRIORS OF THE RISING SUN: A History of the Japanese Military

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An anthropologist's clear-eyed appreciation of how Japan's military—justly famed as a chivalrous ally and adversary in the Asiatic conflicts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries—became a ... Read full review

Warriors of the rising sun: a history of the Japanese military

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During World War II, the Japanese military committed innumerable crimes against humanity. This is well known. What is not well known is that early in this century the Japanese were celebrated for ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
11
THE CRUCIBLE OF CONFLICT
21
THE BOXER REBELLION
59
AND WHERE MAY APAN HAPPEN TO BE?
100
BRUTE FORCE ANGUISH AND HUMILIATION
147
TO HELL WITH BABE RUTH
222
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
252
NOT NECESSARILY TO OUR ADVANTAGE
279
FROM CHIVALRY TO BRUTALITY
305
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