Japan & North America: RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan

1st Edition

Ellis Krauss, Ben Nyblade

Published July 22, 2004
Reference - 928 Pages
ISBN 9780415275149 - CAT# RU24098
Series: Routledge Library of Modern Japan


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This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war period, in which US forces occupied Japan and were instrumental in its rebuilding as an economic superpower. In the years following this Japan and North America enjoyed a close yet occasionally fraught relationship, as competitors and allies. Volume two also examines the cultural ramifications of the influence of North America on Japan, and vice versa.
Titles also available in this series include, Japan and South East Asia: International Relations (2001, 2 volumes, £295) and the forthcoming title Japanese Linguistics (2005, 3 volumes, c.£425).

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