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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People and Politics in a Stateless Nation Karel Van Wolferen ... The notions
transcending the here and now of socio - political | expediency that are inherent
in the original teachings of Confucianism and Buddhism have always been ...
People and Politics in a Stateless Nation Karel Van Wolferen ... As such , it
diminishes our knowledge and thus our perception of socio - political reality ,
which is why it can be used to disguise existing power relations and serve those
in whose ...
As for Japanese socialists and communists , they have refused to relate their
theorising to attainable socio - political goals . The communist organisation is heir
to the same habits of Japanist political thought and behaviour as the mainstream
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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