The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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10 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Hidevoshi, Harvard University Press, 1982, p. 4, 11
Herman Ooms. Tokugouu Ideology, Princeton University Press, 1985, pp. 26-8.
12 The Imperial Decree accompanying the abolition of the domains, as quoted in
Sources of Japanese Tradition, Columbia University Press, 1958, pp. 335-8. 7
Herman Ooms, Tokugawa Ideology, Princeton University Press, 1985, chapter 4,
I am much indebted to this brilliant study of the various ideological constructs of ...
shakai ('an increasingly complicated society'); see Carol Gluck, Japan's Modern
Myths, Princeton University Press, 1985, p. 30. 64 Kenneth Pyle, 'Advantages of
followership: German economics and Japanese bureaucrats, 1890-1925', ...
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