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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make way for government -sponsored ideology. 'Traditional cultural values' were
not just relied upon to continue as cultural values usually do, without any helping
hand from ministers and bureaucrats; they were 'revived'. The formal state ...
Japanese individuals are actively encouraged by many cues in everyday life to '
submerge' their individual selves in the larger social entities of which they are
members.69 An ideology to dull the mind The effect of an ideology that
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
the early Tokugawa period. It is exceptional in its emphasis on the political ...
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