Dear General MacArthur: Letters from the Japanese during the American Occupation (Asian Voices)

Dear General MacArthur: Letters from the Japanese during the American Occupation (Asian Voices)

By: Rinjiro Sodei (author), Shizue Matsuda (translator), John Junkerman (editor), John W. Dower (foreword_author)Paperback

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Description

This unique book compiles some 120 remarkable letters from Japanese citizens to General Douglas MacArthur during the postwar occupation of Japan (1945-1952). Painstakingly culled from a vast collection, these letters evoke the unfiltered voices of people of all classes and occupations during the tremendous upheaval of the early postwar period, when the Japanese were coming to terms with the devastating losses of the war, adjusting to a new political system, and creating the framework for economic and social recovery.

About Author

Sodei Rinjiro, Japan's foremost biographer of MacArthur and a leading historian of the occupation, is professor emeritus at Hosei University, Tokyo.

Contents

Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Cozying Up to the Victor Chapter 2: Invitations Chapter 3: "I Dare Say . . ." Chapter 4: "Please Protect the Emperor" Chapter 5: "Depose the Emperor" Chapter 6: MacArthur as Father Figure Chapter 7: Gifts of Thanks Chapter 8: Crafted from the Heart Chapter 9: Unsolicited Advice Chapter 10: To the Right or to the Left? Chapter 11: Grand Plans Chapter 12: Favors to Ask Chapter 13: Fervent Requests Chapter 14: Farewell

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742511163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780742511163
  • weight: 526
  • ISBN10: 0742511162

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