Japan since 1945 : from postwar to post-bubble by Christopher Gerteis

By Christopher Gerteis

Does Japan actually matter anymore? The demanding situations of modern eastern historical past have led a few pundits and students to publicly wonder if Japan's importance is beginning to wane. The multidisciplinary essays that include Japan for the reason that 1945 demonstrate its ongoing value and relevance. analyzing the historic context to the social, cultural, and political underpinnings of Japan's postwar improvement, the members re-engage past discourses and introduce new veins of study.

Japan seeing that 1945 provides a miles wanted replace to current scholarly paintings at the background of up to date Japan. It strikes past the 'lost decade' and 'terrible devastation' frameworks that experience so far outlined an excessive amount of of the dialogue, delivering a extra nuanced photograph of the nation's postwar development.

Show description

Read or Download Japan since 1945 : from postwar to post-bubble PDF

Best japan books

Traditional Folk Song in Modern Japan: Sources, Sentiment, and Society

The research strikes from culture to modernity, explores various subject matters similar to: track existence within the conventional village; rural city tensions; neighborhood min'yo upkeep societies; the results of nationwide and native min'yo contests; the hot people tune phenomenon; min'yo and tourism; people tune bars; recruitment of execs; min'yo's interplay with enka renowned songs and with Western-derived foku songu; the effect of mass mediation; and, min'yo's position in retaining or developing neighborhood id.

The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

A wealthy, salty, and steaming bowl of noodle soup, ramen has turn into a global image of the cultural prowess of eastern delicacies. during this hugely unique account of geopolitics and industrialization in Japan, George Solt strains the meteoric upward thrust of ramen from humble gas for the operating terrible to overseas icon of jap tradition.

Japan: Your Guide to Japan's Best Sights for Every Budget (Tuttle Travel Pack)

WINNER OF THE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN go back and forth reporters organization GOLD AWARD within the trip BOOK/GUIDE CATEGORY

This is the publication that offers you the simplest of the easiest! All points of interest in Japan Tuttle commute Pack were hand-picked by way of professional trip author Rob Goss—who has been dwelling in Japan for over a decade, traveling and writing approximately each nook of this interesting kingdom. For this advisor we requested Rob to just provide us the superior spots—places he is going again to time and again, and the place he sends all his friends.
This guidebook is light-weight, easy-to-use and full of information—including maps, photographs and pointers on benefiting from your remain. From the lavish grandeur of a Shogun's memorial shrine to a volcanic sizzling spring bathtub and Ryokan to Japan's many UNESCO global background websites just like the rock backyard at Kyoto's Ryoan-ji Temple—this pocket advisor really deals whatever for everybody. the diversity of steered tours is outstanding, from climbing up iconic Mt. Fuji to buying in Tokyo's recognized Omotesando type district and hitting the slopes at Niseko, domestic of the world's top champagne powder. The unique folded map on the again is a giant extra bonus!

Author Bio
Rob Goss first went to Japan in 1999 to educate English for a yr, yet he ended up staying. he's now a full-time author of Japan-related gains and trip items for magazines starting from Time and nationwide Geographic visitor to publishers from Fodors and tough courses to Tuttle Publishing. He lives in Tokyo along with his spouse and baby and travels usually round Japan.

Originally released 2013
E-published 2014

The Castaway’s War: One Man’s Battle against Imperial Japan

Within the early hours of July five, 1943, the destroyer USS robust was once hit by means of a jap torpedo. The strong weapon broke the destroyer's again, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. whereas accompanying ships have been in a position to take off so much of Strong's surviving crewmembers, rankings went into the sea because the once-proud warship sank underneath the waves—and a tender officer's harrowing tale of survival all started.

Additional info for Japan since 1945 : from postwar to post-bubble

Sample text

In mid-1949, for example, Plumer traveled to Kyushu to inspect art-related activities in the region. He “noted with regret” that projects to establish prefectural museums in Kagoshima and Miyazaki were on hold, because the relevant buildings were temporarily occupied by a police training academy and a girls’ school, respectively. Few of Plumer’s superiors shared his view that SCAP resources—such as the cost The Art of Bourgeois Culture in Kamakura 15 of sending him to Kyushu—were usefully spent on local arts development, and his other requests were brusquely refused.

They wanted to integrate Japan back into the community of nations in a way that cut across Cold War lines and located Japan in an international field that spanned Europe and Asia. Perhaps most crucially, the men at the Kamakura museum simply rejected the concepts of an injured or thwarted nationalism or the alignment of individual identity to national identity, assumptions that had formed the heart of fascist political culture. Wakimura and Osaragi had known each other before the war but only met Hijikata in 1951, when he was hired as the Assistant Director of the new Kamakura Modern Art Museum.

Shops were at first prohibited from serving coffee to tourists, but after great debate this was allowed. 13 Despite such small concessions, Tsumago has done a remarkably successful job of providing visitors with what is widely regarded as the most authentic version of a Tokugawa-period post station. Shimazaki Tōson’s boyhood home of Magome, the next post station along the Nakasendō toward Kyōto, was mostly burned down in a fire in 1895, and now appears much more touristy, with its modern signs and ice-cream stands.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 33 votes