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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32 From the very start of the Meiji period , religion became an official concern .
The oligarchs left no doubt that they considered it very much their business . A
major figure among them , Ito Hirobumi , concluded that , because Japanese ...
98 ; and Maruyama Masao , Studies in the Intellectual History of Tokugawa
Japan , University of Tokyo Press , 1974 , p . 330 , n . 4 . Ooms , Ideology , op . cit
. ( n . 8 ) , p . 107 . See George M . Beckmann , The Making of the Meiji
May Day rallies , 334 medicine , 53 - 4 Meiji , Emperor , 259 , 301 – 2 , 323 Meiji
Enlightenment , 259 Meiji period , 61 , 153 , 182 , 239 , 250 ; ' catching up ' , 376 ;
and Christianity , 282 ; constitution , 38 , 208 , 209 , 228 , 302 ; corruption , 134 ...
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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