Japan Since 1945: The Rise of an Economic Superpower (Studies in Contemporary History)
By: Dennis B. Smith (author)Paperback
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Few historians have attempted an account of Japan since 1945 yet the country's emergence as the second largest economy in the world has been one of the most dramatic and significant developments since the Second World War. Dennis Smith's work takes a deliberately historical approach in the belief that it is impossible to assess the nature of post-war Japan's achievement without first considering the significance of the pre-war and wartime legacy. It blends politics and economics, aware that in Japan the close links between the worlds of politics, government and of business deny rigid divisions.
Introduction - A Note on Conventions - Map - The Vital Legacy of the Past: Japan Before 1945 - Guided Revolution: The Allied Occupation 1945-52 - The Quest for Political Stability and Economic Growth 1953-60 - Boom Time in Japan: High Speed Growth 1960-73 - The Miracle Faulters: The Oil Shocks, the Economy and Politics - The Emergency of the Economic Superpower 1980 to Present - Critical Bibliography
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