Spanning Japan's Modern Century: The Memoirs of Hugh Borton / Edition 288

Spanning Japan's Modern Century: The Memoirs of Hugh Borton / Edition 288

by Hugh Borton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739103911

ISBN-13: 9780739103913

Pub. Date: 10/16/2002

Publisher: Lexington Books

This memoir is primarily concerned with Borton's engagement with Japan as a scholar and as a U.S. foreign policy planner. Bracketed by experiences teaching at Columbia U., as well as some discussion of his early youth, the heart of this book recounts Borton's experience as a U.S. State Department official helping to plan the policies of the occupation of the country

Overview

This memoir is primarily concerned with Borton's engagement with Japan as a scholar and as a U.S. foreign policy planner. Bracketed by experiences teaching at Columbia U., as well as some discussion of his early youth, the heart of this book recounts Borton's experience as a U.S. State Department official helping to plan the policies of the occupation of the country following the conclusion of World War II. A Japanese language of this work was published in 1998 under the title Hugh Borton: Sengo Nihon no sekkeisha, Boton kaisoroku. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103913
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/16/2002
Series:
Studies of Modern Japan Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.05(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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