Japan's Modern Myths
Ideology in the Late Meiji Period
By (author) Carol Gluck
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Japan's Modern Myths by Carol Gluck
Book DescriptionIdeology played a momentous role in modern Japanese history. Not only did the elite of imperial Japan (1890-1945) work hard to influence the people to "yield as the grasses before the wind," but historians of modern Japan later identified these efforts as one of the underlying pathologies of World War II. Available for the first time in paperback, this study examines how this ideology evolved. Carol Gluck argues that the process of formulating and communicating new national values was less consistent than is usually supposed. By immersing the reader in the talk and thought of the late Meiji period, Professor Gluck recreates the diversity of ideological discourse experienced by Japanese of the time. The result is a new interpretation of the views of politics and the nation in imperial Japan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691008127
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carol Gluck
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