HIROHITO AND THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN

HIROHITO AND THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN

By: Bix, Herbert P.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize "A startling work -- awesomely ambitious, faultlessly researched, daring in its thesis, and profound in its implications." - Business Week "Magnificent. . . . everything a political biography should be." - Richmond Times-Dispatch This rich and powerful biography is now given fresh relevance with a new in troduction by the author that explores how Hirohito's legacy persists in Ja pan to this day, and how US foreign policy in the region in the last ten ye ars is informed by our troubled past with Japan and with Hirohito as a rule r specifically. Trained since childhood to lead his nation as a living deity, Japan's Emperor Hirohito cultivated the image of a reluctant, detached monarch, a fa├žade which masked a fierce cunning and powerful ambition. Historian Herbert P. Bix has unearned hundreds of previously untapped documents including the unpublished letters and diaries of Hirohito's royal court, tracing the key events of his sixty-three-year reign (1926 - 1989), and shedding light on his uniquely active yet self-effacing stewardship. Debunking the common image of Hirohito as a pawn in the hands of the military, Bix exposes the emperor's personal involvement in every stage of the Pacific War. With rare insight, he shows how Hirohito avoided punishment for his nation's defeat and how the Japanese people have struggled to come to terms with this dark chapter in their history.

Title: HIROHITO AND THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN

Author Name: Bix, Herbert P.

Categories: History,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2016

ISBN Number: 0062560514

ISBN Number 13: 9780062560513

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049851