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Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Studies of the East Asian Institute

Gluck, Carol

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ISBN 10: 0691054495 / ISBN 13: 9780691054490
Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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407 pages. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Lovely copy with only minor wear to upper edge of dust jacket, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, else in like new condition. Record # 453656. Bookseller Inventory # 453656

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Title: Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late ...

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Ideology 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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"This is, in many ways, the best book on Meiji ideology we are
likely to have for some time. It is written in flawless, often luminous
prose, magnificently documented, and done with wonderful common
sense and sound historical judgment."--Marius B. Jansen, Princeton University


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