Inventing Japan, 1853-1964

Inventing Japan, 1853-1964

Book - 2003
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library ed
Description: 194 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780679640851
0679640851
Branch Call Number: 952.03 Bur

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MikeEe
Nov 18, 2019

Buruma at his best. A very witty, informative and short book. If you want a deeper understanding of the politics of this quasi-Western democracy, read this book.

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