Anderson Rearick III

Does anyone know the current reputation of the author Inazo Nitobe Am among literary Japanese?

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Cliff "It is commonly suggested that Nitobe Inazo formulated and popularized an idealized version of this martial ethic, which was appropriated and adapted by the Meiji, Taisho (1912-26), and early Showa (1926-89) governments as a ruling ideology that redirected loyalty from feudal lords to the emperor. This simplistic account of the development of bushido is problematic, however, and relies on pre-war theories that conflated diverse historical periods and ideologies to provide legitimacy for the modern imperial state and nation. Oleg Benesch, "Inventing the Way of the Samurai"
Laurent De Serres Berard I only read that some people disagreed with him, and his book became known later during the world war...
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