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Description - Japan Rising by Kenneth B. Pyle

America has a long tradition of underestimating and misunderstanding Japan. We have viewed it as a quiet and reactive nation. In fact, Japan has a history of rapid and dramatic shifts-from its 180-degree turn from brutal imperialism in favor of withdrawal from international politics after World War II to the evaporation of the Japanese economic miracle in the 1990s. Kenneth Pyle tells the unprecedented story of Japans trajectory over the past 150 years, illuminating its policy strategy and shedding new light on recent events.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485672
ISBN-10: 1586485679
Format: Paperback
(141mm x 216mm x 27mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kenneth B. Pyle

Kenneth B. Pyle is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Washington. He is Founding President of The National Bureau of Asian Research, founding editor and chairman of the board of the Journal of Japanese Studies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Pyle was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun in 1999.

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