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The Emperors of Modern Japan (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 9004168222 / ISBN 13: 9789004168220
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2008
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Japanese emperors, a peculiar and unique phenomenon in modern times, are the subject of this important handbook edited by Ben-Ami Shillony. An international team of leading scholars looks at these emperors - Meiji (Mutsuhito), Taisho (Yoshihito), Showa (Hirohito), and the present emperor Akihito - both as personalities, and as a constantly developing institution. It becomes clear that both the personalities, and the periods in which they reign(ed) have shaped Japanese monarchy, and our image of it. The essays thoroughly deal with topics such as the ideology behind the institution, the roles of the emperors and their wives, their visual representation, their links to Christianity, the antagonism they called forth in right-wing circles, Hirohito s much-debated war responsibility, and the controversy over amending the succession rules. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004168220

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Titre : The Emperors of Modern Japan (Hardback)

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The Japanese emperors, a peculiar and unique phenomenon in modern times, are the subject of this important handbook edited by Ben-Ami Shillony. An international team of leading scholars looks at these emperors - Meiji (Mutsuhito), Taishō (Yoshihito), Shōwa (Hirohito), and the present emperor Akihito - both as personalities, and as a constantly developing institution. It becomes clear that both the personalities, and the periods in which they reign(ed) have shaped Japanese monarchy, and our image of it. The essays thoroughly deal with topics such as the ideology behind the institution, the roles of the emperors and their wives, their visual representation, their links to Christianity, the antagonism they called forth in right-wing circles, Hirohito's much-debated war responsibility, and the controversy over amending the succession rules.

About the Author:

Ben-Ami Shillony, Ph.D. (Princeton, 1971), is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star. His books include Revolt in Japan (1973), Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan (1981), and Enigma of the Emperors (2005).

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