Spanning Japan's Modern Century / Edition 288

Spanning Japan's Modern Century / Edition 288

by Hugh Borton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739103911

ISBN-13: 9780739103913

Pub. Date: 10/16/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In 1942, Hugh Borton, then a 39-year-old assistant professor of Japanese history, was called to serve in the State Department. Here he rose rapidly to become one of the principal architects of United States policy toward post-war Japan. Drawn from Borton's personal papers this work provides a fresh and intimate picture of the man who played a pivotal role in defining…  See more details below

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In 1942, Hugh Borton, then a 39-year-old assistant professor of Japanese history, was called to serve in the State Department. Here he rose rapidly to become one of the principal architects of United States policy toward post-war Japan. Drawn from Borton's personal papers this work provides a fresh and intimate picture of the man who played a pivotal role in defining the meaning of unconditional surrender for Japan, retaining the Emperor, and designing Japan's post-war constitution. It sheds fascinating new light on the development of the United States' post-war Japanese policy and the often fractious relationships between the various agencies tasked with its creation and implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103913
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/16/2002
Series:
Studies of Modern Japan Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Abbreviationsxi
1Growing Up a Quaker1
In Japan with the American Friends Service Committee, 1928-1931
2First Impressions15
3The Growing Crisis29
Preparing for a Career in Japanese Studies, 1931-1938
4Graduate Study at Columbia, Harvard, and Leyden41
5Research Amid Apprehension: Tokyo, 1935-193653
Teaching in a Time of Crisis, 1938-1942
6On the Columbia Faculty67
7The Demands of War73
Wartime Service in Washington, 1942-1945
8Early Postwar Planning89
9Strengthening the Peace Planning Structure103
10Defining Unconditional Surrender for Japan115
11Japan's Surrender133
Making Policy for Postwar Japan and Korea, 1945-1947
12Problems of Occupation147
13Revising Japan's Constitution163
14Difficulties in Korea179
15Japan and Korea under Occupation189
16Barriers to Peace with Japan209
Return to Columbia, 1948-1956
17Life at Hidden Springs223
18Japan Revisited, 1951-1952229
19Japanese Studies at Columbia243
Home to Haverford, 1957-1967
20The Challenges of a College President253
Index265

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