BENDING ADVERSITY: JAPAN AND THE ART OF SURVIVAL (NO DUSTJACKET)

BENDING ADVERSITY: JAPAN AND THE ART OF SURVIVAL (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Pilling, David

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FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'An affectionate, beautifully written and counter-intuitively optimistic ta ke on the country, which stresses Japan's ability to reinvent itself' (Gide on Rachman, Financial Times) Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest econo mies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pi lling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable and surprising an alysis of a group of islands which have shown great resilience, both in the face of financial distress and when confronted with the overwhelming disas ter of the 2011 earthquake. The resulting tsunami, which killed some 19,000 people, and nuclear catastrophe highlighted both the deeply impressive practical resilience of ordinary Japanese and a political culture of extraordinary carelessness and arrogance. Pilling describes the emergency and its aftermath, but then writes far more broadly about many aspects of Japan which are little known to outsiders and which do so much to explain these contradictory responses to the earthquake. Bending Adversity is a superb work of reportage and the essential book even for those who already feel they know the country well.

Title: BENDING ADVERSITY: JAPAN AND THE ART OF SURVIVAL (NO DUSTJACKET)

Author Name: Pilling, David

Categories: History,

Publisher: Penguin: 2014

ISBN Number: 1846145465

ISBN Number 13: 9781846145469

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046469