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DOWER, John W.EMBRACING DEFEAT: Japan in the Wake of World War II
[New York 1999], Norton. Blue cloth over boards, very good, dj., 676p., index, many b.w. photos. FIRST EDITION; Covers the shattered lives, surrender, democratization of Japan, Kyodatsu: exhaustion & despair, cultures of defeat: prostitutes, black markets, decadence. Bridges of language, mocking defeat, heroines & victims. Revolutions: neocolonial revolution, victors as viceroys, obedient herd. Embracing revolution, grass roots, instructional reform. Making reform: red flags, radicalized...RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO.
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