Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II /

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Main Author: Dower, John W.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : W.W. Norton & Co./New Press, c1999.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I.. Victor and Vanquished
  • 1.. Shattered Lives
  • Euphemistic Surrender
  • Unconditional Surrender
  • Quantifying Defeat
  • Coming Home ... Perhaps
  • Displaced Persons
  • Despised Veterans
  • Stigmatized Victims
  • 2.. Gifts From Heaven
  • "Revolution from Above"
  • Demilitarization and Democratization
  • Imposing Reform
  • Part II.. Transcending Despair
  • 3.. Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and Despair
  • Hunger and the Bamboo-Shoot Existence
  • Enduring the Unendurable
  • Sociologies of Despair
  • Child's Play
  • Inflation and Economic Sabotage
  • 4.. Cultures of Defeat
  • Servicing the Conquerors
  • "Butterflies," "Onlys," and Subversive Women
  • Black-Market Entrepreneurship
  • "Kasutori Culture"
  • Decadence and Authenticity
  • "Married Life"
  • 5.. Bridges of Language
  • Mocking Defeat
  • Brightness, Apples, and English
  • The Familiarity of the New
  • Rushing into Print
  • Bestsellers and Posthumous Heroes
  • Heroines and Victims
  • Part III.. Revolutions
  • 6.. Neocolonial Revolution
  • Victors as Viceroys
  • Reevaluating the Monkey-Men
  • The Experts and the Obedient Herd
  • 7.. Embracing Revolution
  • Embracing the Commander
  • Intellectuals and the Community of Remorse
  • Grass-Roots Engagements
  • Institutionalizing Reform
  • Democratizing Everyday Language
  • 8.. Making Revolution
  • Lovable Communists and Radicalized Workers
  • "A Sea of Red Flags"
  • Unmaking the Revolution from Below
  • Part IV.. Democracies
  • 9.. Imperial Democracy: Driving the Wedge
  • Psychological Warfare and the Son of Heaven
  • Purifying the Sovereign
  • The Letter, the Photograph, and the Memorandum
  • 10.. Imperial Democracy: Descending Partway From Heaven
  • Becoming Bystanders
  • Becoming Human
  • Cutting Smoke with Scissors
  • 11.. Imperial Democracy: Evading Responsibility
  • Confronting Abdication
  • Imperial Tours and the Manifest Human
  • One Man's Shattered God
  • 12.. 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
  • 13.. 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
  • 14.. Censored Democracy: Policing the New Taboos
  • The Phantom Bureaucracy
  • Impermissible Discourse
  • Purifying the Victors
  • Policing the Cinema
  • Curbing the Political Left
  • Part V.. Guilts
  • 15.. 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
  • 16.. 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
  • Part VI.. Reconstructions
  • 17.. 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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