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Showa: The Japan of Hirohito

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This "stimulating and comprehensive" (Kirkus Reviews) collection of original essays on twentieth-century Japan's history and culture provides a unique mix of American and Japanese perspectives on Showa. With an important, substantial Introduction by Carol Gluck, the volume explores the strengths of the Japanese economy, the issue of democracy and Japan's political culture, ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 17th 1993 by W. W. Norton Company (first published February 1st 1992)
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carol gluck. like i wouldn't read anything this woman wrote. series of essays about life in japan during the showa period (1928-1980-something) - so basically all of modern japan. hard to believe one dude was in charge that whole time.
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from wikipedia: Carol Gluck is an American academic and Japanologist. She is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University and served as the president of the Association for Asian Studies in 1996. Gluck received her B.A. from Wellesley in 1962 and was awarded her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1977.

She has been a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, the University of Venice, Harv
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