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The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan Author John Crump
ISBN-10 9781136904608
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 400
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Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution, and the accompanying emergence of the working class, this study shows how early Japanese socialists drew on both Western influences and elements from traditional Japanese culture. In the early 1980s most of the world interested in Japan was fascinated by its educational system, industrial policy or low crime rates – things which explained the economic miracle and made it ‘Number One’. John Crump, however, was searching for the origins of socialist thought there. Historians of the socialist movement before and since the 1980s have described the thought of those who figure in the dramas Crump describes. What sets his study apart is the degree to which the theoretical debates discussed matter to him. Other authors often lack sympathy with, or seem frustrated by, the importance given to apparently trivial differences that consumed endless debate. However, at the time he wrote this book, the author was still an activist, even though his activity manifested itself mainly in his scholarship. His aim was to do more than give an account of the formation of socialist thought in Japan. He wanted his readers to think more deeply about the development of capitalism in Japan. This book made an original contribution to the study of Japan in the 1980s. Its unique perspective shines a bright light on debates still relevant today.



The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan From the end of the Russo Japanese War 1905 to the Great Rice Riots 1918

The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan  From the end of the Russo Japanese War  1905  to the Great Rice Riots  1918 Author John Crump
ISBN-10 0415564980
Release 2011
Pages 374
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The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan From the end of the Russo Japanese War 1905 to the Great Rice Riots 1918 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan From the end of the Russo Japanese War 1905 to the Great Rice Riots 1918 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan From the end of the Russo Japanese War 1905 to the Great Rice Riots 1918 book for free.



Japan and the High Treason Incident

Japan and the High Treason Incident Author Masako Gavin
ISBN-10 9781135050566
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 262
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The ‘High Treason Incident’ rocked Japanese society between 1910 and 1911, when police discovered that a group of anarchists and socialists were plotting to assassinate the Emperor Meiji. Following a trial held in camera, twelve of the so-called conspirators were hanged, but while the executions officially brought an end to the incident, they were only the initial outcome as the state became increasingly paranoid about national ideological cohesion. In response it deployed an array of new technologies of integration and surveillance, and the subsequent repression affected not only political movements, but the whole cultural sphere. This book shows the far reaching impact of the high treason incident for Japanese politics and society, and the subsequent course of Japanese history. Taking an interdisciplinary and global approach, it demonstrates how the incident transformed modern Japan in numerous and unexpected ways, and sheds light on the response of authoritarian states to radical democratic opposition movements elsewhere. The contributors examine the effects of the incident on Japanese history, literature, politics and society, as well as its points of intersection with broader questions of anarchism, colonialism, gender and governmentality, to underline its historical and contemporary significance. With chapters by leading Western and Japanese scholars, and drawing on newly available primary sources, this book is a timely and relevant study that will be of great interest to students and scholars working in the fields of Japanese history, Japanese politics, Japanese studies, as well as those interested in the history of social movements.



Vietnam Joins the World American and Japanese Perspectives

Vietnam Joins the World  American and Japanese Perspectives Author James Morley
ISBN-10 9781315479279
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 232
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Ten American and Japanese specialists offer a comprehensive analysis of one of the most dramatic developments in Asia today: the re-emergence of Vietnam - not as the belligerent champion of a militant ideology and socialist cause, but as an open, friendly country seeking a respected place in the world community. Basing their observations on five years of study, visits to Vietnam, and numerous interviews with knowledgeable officials, scholars and businessmen there and in the United States and Japan, the authors evaluate the political, ecnomic, social and foreign policy changes that have been taking place in Vietnam over the past decade, trace the responses of the United States and Japan and offer a policy prescription for responding to the challenges of the future.



Hatta Shuzo and Pure Anarchism in Interwar Japan

Hatta Shuzo and Pure Anarchism in Interwar Japan Author John Crump
ISBN-10 9781349230389
Release 1993-12-13
Pages 226
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Japanese Phoenix

Japanese Phoenix Author Richard Katz
ISBN-10 0765610736
Release 2003
Pages 351
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Japan will recover. When its economic achievements once again earn the world's admiration, its per capita GDP will grow faster, and its Information Technology revolution will prove even greater, than in the United States. As Japan brings its inefficient industries up to world benchmarks, sustained annual growth of 3 percent, perhaps more, will be within reach. This is the confident forecast that begins Japanese Phoenix: The Long Road to Economic Revival by the author of Japan: The System That Soured, which several years ago accurately predicted Japan's current travails at a time when others were prematurely pronouncing full recovery. Katz warns, however, that there is bad news to go with the good: It will take at least ten more years to reach this promised land. And the road will be very bumpy. So deep-seated are Japan's dysfunctions that, even if it did everything right today, it would take five years for truly vibrant growth to take hold. But Japan will not do everything right today. Opposition to reform is equally deep-seated, and a myriad of vested interests and millions of jobs are at stake. Still, he notes, there is little doubt that reform will eventually succeed. Katz concludes that while, so far, for every step forward, there have been two steps back, this is just the second round in a 15-round fight. Japan is a great nation currently trapped in obsolete institutions. As it has before, Japan will find a way to surmount its problems and regain its forward progress.



The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire Author David H James
ISBN-10 9781136925467
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 416
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This volume is a history of the Japanese drive for the conquest of Greater East Asia. It includes an account of the Malayan campaign and the Fall of Singapore, followed by an outline of the dominant features of the campaign in S E Asia and the Pacific and ending with the attack on Japan and the unconditional surrender. As a prisoner in Tokyo, the author was able to observe the reactions of the people and the government to the bombing of Japan, and by revealing their overwhelming defeat, to dispose of the fiction that surrender was brought about by two atomic bombs. The outstanding value of the work is its analysis of the fundamental problems of Japan.



Marxist History and Postwar Japanese Nationalism

Marxist History and Postwar Japanese Nationalism Author Curtis Anderson Gayle
ISBN-10 9781134431588
Release 2003-08-29
Pages 208
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This book explores the historical writings of postwar Japanese Marxists - who were, and who continue to be, surprisingly numerous in the Japanese academic world. It shows how they developed in their historical writing ideas of 'radical nationalism', which accepted presupposed ideas of Japan's 'ethnic homogeneity', but which they saw as a 'revolutionary subject', creating a sphere of radical political action against the state, the American Occupation and global capital. It compares this approach in both prewar and postwar Marxist historiography, showing that in the postwar period ideas were more elaborate, and put much more emphasis on national education and social mobilization. It also shows how these early postwar discourses have made their way into contemporary ethnic nationalism and revisionism in Japan today. The book's rich and interesting analysis will appeal not just to historians of Japan, but also to those interested in nationalism and Marxism more generally.



Social Psychology of Modern Japan

Social Psychology of Modern Japan Author Munesuke Mita
ISBN-10 9781136916755
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 558
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This study reveals the complex combination of cultural particularity and modern universality that underlies the reality of contemporary Japan. The work uses sources such as popular works of art, song, best-selling books and the advice columns of newspapers to draw a striking portrait of the Japanese public. Focussing on the four main phases of modernizing and modernized Japan beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to today’s postmodern society, this groundbreaking work uses quantitative and qualitative data to show that the processes of modernization brought a coexistence of generational variation imbued with tensions, conflicts and synergies, that, taken together, provide the key to understanding the structure and dynamism of contemporary Japan.



Japan s Failed Revolution

Japan   s Failed Revolution Author Aurelia George Mulgan
ISBN-10 9781925021059
Release 2013-05-23
Pages 262
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This book should be read by all political scientists, journalists, economists, and students interested in contemporary Japan. Ellis S. Krauss Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies University of California, San Diego. The author takes a scalpel to dissect Japan’s dysfunctional political system. She shows with wonderful clarity and depth of knowledge why the Koizumi reforms are not succeeding, and why revolutionary political change is needed as a precondition for economic recovery. The book should be required reading for anyone involved with contemporary Japan. J.A.A. Stockwin University of Oxford -- Publisher's description.



On Trotskyism Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 58

On Trotskyism  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 58 Author Kostas Mavrakis
ISBN-10 9781135025427
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 268
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Trotsky--brilliant publicist, enthusiastic speaker, organizer of the Red Army, eminent member of the Bolshevik Party during the first years of the Russian Revolution--has often been depicted as a romantic figure by biographers. Kostas Mavrakis does not see him in this light. Mavrakis submits Trotsky, his thought and work to a severe but fair critical examination. Among the issues reassessed by this controversial scholar are Trotsky's incapacity for concrete analysis, the 'economism' he shares with Stalin, his concepts of 'permanent revoluation' as compared with those of Lenin and Mao, his views and those of Stalin, on the Chinese Revolution, the fundamental traits of Trotskyism and of the different trotskyist organizations.



The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan

The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan Author Ian Neary
ISBN-10 9781134167197
Release 2009-12-18
Pages 272
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Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku leader of the twentieth century: Matsumoto Jiichiro. Based on primary material reflecting recent research, each chapter locates Matsumoto Jiichiro’s experience within the broader developments in Japan's social, political and economic history and illuminates dimensions of its social history during the twentieth century that are frequently left unconsidered. As an examination of Buraku history this book will appeal to scholars and students of Japanese political and economic history, ethnic and racial studies, socialism, social thought and social movements.



Black Star Over Japan

Black Star Over Japan Author Albert Axelbank
ISBN-10 9781136928055
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 272
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The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use of war as an instrument of state policy. At the time of original publication the author argued that contemporary forces within Japan were combining to create a strong movement for revision of the constitution and for the acquisition of nuclear weapons by renewed and powerful military establishment. The American government, which had encouraged rearmament, was beginning to wonder about the world effect of an economically powerful rearmed Japan and was weighing the consequences of considering Japan its only major ally in East Asia. Albert Axelbank suggests that shifting international politics and the conservative momentum in Japan make revision of the constitution and the development of Japanese militarism and nuclear weapons almost inevitable.



Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan

Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan Author Stephen Large
ISBN-10 9781134968763
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 272
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Emperor Hirohito reigned for more than sixty years, yet we know little about him or the part he really played in the turbulent history of Showa Japan. Stephen Large draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role in Showa Japan (1926-89). This analysis focuses on key events in his career such as the extent to which he bore responsibility for Japanese aggression in the Pacific in 1941, and explains why Hirohito remains such a contested symbol in Japanese post war politics.



Marx for the 21st Century

Marx for the 21st Century Author Hiroshi Uchida
ISBN-10 9781134405619
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 208
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This groundbreaking collection surveys current research on Marx and Marxism from a variety of perspectives. Setting forward an unconventional range of questions for discussion, the book develops key ideas, such as the theory of history, controversies about justice and the latest textual scholarship on The German Ideology. Written by Japanese scholars, the volume affords western readers a glimpse for the first time, of the results of many years’ debates and discussion. Following the long tradition of Japanese interest in Marx, the book draws on the relationship between that and radical changes in local political context, as well as the economic and political development represented by Japan. Over the course of the chapters, Marx is rescued from ‘orientalism’, evaluated as a socialist thinker, revisited as a theorist of capitalist development and heralded as a necessary corrective to modern economics. Of particular interest are the major scholarly revisions to the ‘standard’ historical accounts of Marx’s work on the Communist Manifesto, his relationship to the contemporary theories of Louis Blanc and P.J. Proudhon, and new information about how he and Engels worked together. This landmark work opens up a world of Japanese critical engagement and lively scholarship that will appeal to anyone interested in Marx and Marxism.



Socialism Democracy and Industrialization Routledge Library Editions Political Science

Socialism  Democracy and Industrialization Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Author Amlan Datta
ISBN-10 9781135025618
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 128
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Is it possible to evolve a form of socialism which, while promoting industrial development, will be merciful to the ideals of democracy? This book attempts to answer this question: first the author deals with the differing conceptions of socialism and democracy and discusses co-operative socialism. The he turns to the problem of industrialization; the need for leadership in economic transition and the role of the concept of property; the capitalist solution; decentralization; and finally industrialization within the democratic framework.This book raises issues which are as important now as when it was first published in 1962.



Japan Under Taisho Tenno

Japan Under Taisho Tenno Author A Morgan Young
ISBN-10 9781136917455
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 344
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A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years this volume examines the history, economy, politics and society of Japan from just before the First World War until 1926. Japan’s relations with the West, as well as with Russia and China are also discussed.