2 edition of Japan in defeat found in the catalog.
Japan in defeat
Royal Institute of International Affairs.
|Other titles||Institute of Pacific relations.|
|LC Classifications||DS806 .R68|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 132,  p.|
|Number of Pages||132|
|LC Control Number||a 46004453|
Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.. By the summer of , the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese. Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).
Informed Western understanding of Imperial Japan still often conjures up images of militarism, blind devotion to leaders, and fanatical pride in the country. But, as Imperial Japan and Defeat in the Second World War reveals, Western imagination is often reductive in its explanation of the Japanese Empire and its collapse. In his analysis of the Emperor, Imperial Japanese Army and Navy . John Dower in "Embracing Defeat" tells the story of the occupation of Japan following the war and how the Japanese life was changed. I came to this book as one who wanted to be informed and frankly expected a dry history. I was disappointed. This is a wonderful, englightening, and engaging story.
Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W Dower available in Trade Paperback on , also read synopsis and reviews. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel 4/5(1). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, p. ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction Empire at Bay: June-December The Rise of Japan The Great Pacific War Saipan and the Fall of Tojo Leyte The Chinese Puzzle Enter the Soviets The Secret Weapon The Rising Storm: January-July Japan Fights On Fire over Tokyo Okinawa and Olympic The Genie .
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs Cited by: In The Long Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in World War II, showing how and why defeat has become an indelible part of national collective life, especially in recent ve war memories lie at Japan in defeat book root of the contentious politics surrounding Japan's pacifist constitution and remilitarization, and fuel the escalating Cited by: Japan - Japan - World War II and defeat: The European war presented the Japanese with tempting opportunities.
After the Nazi attack on Russia inthe Japanese were torn between German urgings to join the war against the Soviets and their natural inclination to seek richer prizes from the European colonial territories to the south.
In Japan occupied northern Indochina in an attempt to. The book looks at many different topics from this period, but conveys the massive paradigm shift that took place in Japan following its defeat in war.
Japan in was an ultranationalistic and militarist state where much of society was geared toward warfare, and followed the /5().
The Battle of Tsushima (Russian: Цусимское сражение, Tsusimskoye srazheniye), also known as the Battle of Tsushima Strait and the Naval Battle of the Sea of Japan (Japanese: 日本海海戦, Nihonkai-Kaisen) in Japan, was a major naval battle fought between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese was naval history's first decisive sea battle fought by modern steel Location: Straits of Tsushima, 34°′N °′E.
This book is an important and valid addition to the WWII genre. There are countless volumes on the war in the "Pacific Theatre", but considerably few on the impact of defeat that has essentially made Japan into what it is today, and this book is as good as any to begin that journey.I feel that some reviewers have been rather unfair about Dower's supposed bias, due in no small part to his Cited by: Embracing Defeat (), winner of numerous honors including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, dealt with Japan’s struggle to start over in a shattered land in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War, when the defeated country was occupied by the U.S.-led Allied powers/5(16).
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II is a study of a country suddenly forced to recreate itself literally from the ashes of defeat.
Dower’s book covers the history of Japan from. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W.
Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs /5(9).
Defeat into Victory however, is a military account and purely that. As such, it has little to do with politics. And Slim proves himself to be a Before reviewing Defeat into Victory, it has to be borne in mind that it's written by a British militarily aristocrat in the s and as /5.
Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate.
Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the 4/5(9). About the Allies' victory in the Pacific in WWII, it goes almost without question that Japan's defeat was inevitable in the face of overwhelming American military might and economic power.
But the outcome, Michael W. Myers contends, was actually anything but inevitable. This book is Myers's Pages: Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II is a history book written by John W. Dower and published by W. Norton & Company in The book covers the difficult social, economic, cultural and political situation of Japan after World War II and the Occupation of Japan by the Allies between August and Aprildelving into topics such as the administration of Douglas Author: John W.
Dower. Inthe Chinese nationalists seemed close to defeat and Japan's vision of a "Great East Asia Co‑Prosperity Sphere" (a Japanese-dominated Asian new order) looked closer than ever to.
John W. Dower is the author of Embracing Defeat, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; War without Mercy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Cultures of War.
He is professor emeritus of history at MIT. In addition to authoring many books and articles about Japan and the United States in war and peace, he is a founder and codirector of the online /5(12). In “The Long Defeat,” Akiko Hashimoto explores how Japan’s World War II loss has been remembered.
More sociologist than historian, she does this by looking beyond political speeches and. China's contribution to Japan's defeat by Jeff Kingston.
Article history. it is surprising the book did not sell more copies when it was first published inbut Bornoff's. In ''Embracing Defeat,'' a magisterial and beautifully written book, John W. Dower, a historian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, throws light into darker corners (sometimes very dark corners) of Japan between August and April and tries to assess the broader meaning of the experience in the context of modern Japanese history.
The inevitability of Japanese defeat is ultimately based on presuming United States willingness to endure everything necessary to achieve complete “victory”, which should be questionable considering the United States acceptance of less than complete victory in many conflicts, including even Japan’s World War II surrender which was.
This study of Japanese society shows how, after Japan's defeat in World War II, the Japanese reshaped their old traditions and incorporated new ideas from the West in a unique mix. They were thus well-positioned to participate in the emerging free-market opportunities.
EMBRACING DEFEAT won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. John Dower spoke about his book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, published by W. W. Norton about the reconstruction of book examines how American forces maintained.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W.
Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs /5(K). Dower's fine book significantly broadens the scope of studies of Occupied Japan and the impact of war on Japanese society, and it will deservedly attract a wide audienceNOTES: 1.
Quoted in Ben-Ami Shillony, Politics and culture in wartime Japan (Oxford, Clarendon Press, ) p. 2. This text has been published.