The Clash / Edition 1

The Clash / Edition 1

by Walter LaFeber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393318370

ISBN-13: 9780393318371

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Winner of the Bancroft Prize.
When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story behind the…  See more details below

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Winner of the Bancroft Prize.
When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor in July 1853, opening Japan to the West, a century and a half of economic, cultural, and occasionally violent clashes between Americans and Japanese began. Walter LaFeber, one of America's leading historians, has written the first book to tell the entire story behind the disagreements, tensions, and skirmishes between Japan — a compact, homogenous, closely knit society terrified of disorder — and America — a sprawling, open-ended society that fears economic depression and continually seeks an international marketplace. Using both American and Japanese sources, LaFeber provides the history behind the vicissitudes of rearming Japan, the present-day tensions in U.S.-Japan trade talks, Japan's continuing importance in financing America's huge deficit, and both nations' drive to develop China — a shadow that has darkened American-Japanese relations from the beginning. "Broad and deeply researched. . . . The Clash is beautifully written, with clear arguments and no irrelevancies."—Gaddis Smith, Boston Globe "[This] work will easily become the best history of U.S.-Japanese relations in any language."—Akira Iriye, professor of history, Harvard University "[LaFeber] succeeds brilliantly. . . . [W]ell-researched, meticulously sourced and highly readable."—Don Oberdorfer, Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393318371
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,401,192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IIrresistible Force, Immovable Object3
IIJoining the Club (1868-1900)32
IIIThe Turn (1900-1912)65
IVRevolution, War, and Race (1912-1920)99
VCreating the New Era: From Washington to Mukden (1921-1931)128
VIThe Slipknot: Part 1 From Mukden ...160
VIIThe Slipknot: Part 2 ... to Pearl Harbor186
VIIIWorld War II: The Clash Over Two Visions214
IXTo Create a New Japan: Reforming, Reversing, Warring (1945-1951)257
XThe 1950s: The Pivotal Decade296
XIA "Miracle" Appears; China Reappears (1960-1973)325
XIIThe End of an Era (Since 1973)359
Conclusion. The Clash: The Present in Retrospect396
Notes407
Bibliography461
Acknowledgments481
Index485

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