Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II

ISBN-10: 0393320278
ISBN-13: 9780393320275
Edition: 2000 (Reprint)
Authors: John W. Dower
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Victor and Vanquished
Shattered Lives
Euphemistic Surrender
Unconditional Surrender
Quantifying Defeat
Coming Home ... Perhaps
Displaced Persons
Despised Veterans
Stigmatized Victims
Gifts From Heaven
"Revolution from Above"
Demilitarization and Democratization
Imposing Reform
Transcending Despair
Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and Despair
Hunger and the Bamboo-Shoot Existence
Enduring the Unendurable
Sociologies of Despair
Child's Play
Inflation and Economic Sabotage
Cultures of Defeat
Servicing the Conquerors
"Butterflies," "Onlys," and Subversive Women
Black-Market Entrepreneurship
"Kasutori Culture"
Decadence and Authenticity
"Married Life"
Bridges of Language
Mocking Defeat
Brightness, Apples, and English
The Familiarity of the New
Rushing into Print
Bestsellers and Posthumous Heroes
Heroines and Victims
Revolutions
Neocolonial Revolution
Victors as Viceroys
Reevaluating the Monkey-Men
The Experts and the Obedient Herd
Embracing Revolution
Embracing the Commander
Intellectuals and the Community of Remorse
Grass-Roots Engagements
Institutionalizing Reform
Democratizing Everyday Language
Making Revolution
Lovable Communists and Radicalized Workers
"A Sea of Red Flags"
Unmaking the Revolution from Below
Democracies
Imperial Democracy: Driving the Wedge
Psychological Warfare and the Son of Heaven
Purifying the Sovereign
The Letter, the Photograph, and the Memorandum
Imperial Democracy: Descending Partway From Heaven
Becoming Bystanders
Becoming Human
Cutting Smoke with Scissors
Imperial Democracy: Evading Responsibility
Confronting Abdication
Imperial Tours and the Manifest Human
One Man's Shattered God
Constitutional Democracy: GHQ Writes a New National Charter
Regendering a Hermaphroditic Creature
Conundrums for the Men of Meiji
Popular Initiatives for a New National Charter
SCAP Takes Over
GHQ's "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
"Japanizing" Democracy
Renouncing War ... Perhaps
Responding to a Fait Accompli
Censored Democracy: Policing the New Taboos
The Phantom Bureaucracy
Impermissible Discourse
Purifying the Victors
Policing the Cinema
Curbing the Political Left
Guilts
Victor's Justice, Loser's Justice
Stern Justice
Showcase Justice: The Tokyo Tribunal
Tokyo and Nuremberg
Victor's Justice and Its Critics
Race, Power, and Powerlessness
Loser's Justice: Naming Names
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
Reconstructions
Engineering Growth
"Oh, Mistake!"
Visible (and Invisible) Hands
Planning a Cutting-Edge Economy
Unplanned Developments and Gifts from the Gods
Epilogue: Legacies/Fantasies/Dreams
Notes
Photo Credits
Index

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