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Inventing Japan, 1853-1964, Ian Buruma

Label
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964
Title
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan's history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated into an expansive military dictatorship that essentially supplanted the British, French, Dutch, and American empires in Asia before plunging to utter ruin, eventually emerging under American tutelage as a pseudo-Western-style democracy and economic dynamo. Japan has always been both particularly open to the importation of good ideas and particularly prickly about keeping their influence quarantined, a bipolar disorder that would have dramatic consequences and that continues to this day. If one book is to be read in order to understand why the Japanese seem so impossibly strange to many Americans, Inventing Japan is surely it
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buruma, Ian
Dewey number
952.03
Index
index present
LC call number
DS881.9
LC item number
.B87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern Library chronicles
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964, Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tokyo boogie-woogie
  • 1955 and all that
  • Prologue
  • The Tokyo olympics
  • The
  • Black ships
  • Civilization and enlightenment
  • Ero Guro Nansensu
  • Ah, our Manchuria
  • War against the west
  • Prologue: Tokyo Olympics -- Black ships -- Civilization and enlightenment -- Ero Guro Nansensu -- Ah, our Manchuria -- War against the west -- Tokyo boogie-woogie -- 1955 and all that -- Epilogue; the end of the postwar
Control code
50041628
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780679640851
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk paper)
Lccn
2002026346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Inventing Japan, 1853-1964, Ian Buruma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tokyo boogie-woogie
  • 1955 and all that
  • Prologue
  • The Tokyo olympics
  • The
  • Black ships
  • Civilization and enlightenment
  • Ero Guro Nansensu
  • Ah, our Manchuria
  • War against the west
  • Prologue: Tokyo Olympics -- Black ships -- Civilization and enlightenment -- Ero Guro Nansensu -- Ah, our Manchuria -- War against the west -- Tokyo boogie-woogie -- 1955 and all that -- Epilogue; the end of the postwar
Control code
50041628
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780679640851
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk paper)
Lccn
2002026346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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