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The Dynamics of Opposition

Citation

White, James W. (1992). The Dynamics of Opposition. In Gordon, Andrew (Ed.), Postwar Japan as History. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Abstract

Book abstract: Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. A provocative set of interpretative essays by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century Japan and the dilemmas facing Japan today.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Postwar Japan as History

Author(s)

White, James W.

Editor(s)

Gordon, Andrew

Year Published

1992

Publisher

University of California Press

City of Publication

Berkeley, Calif.

Reference ID

229