Japan: A Reinterpretation

Harpercollins, 1998 - 390 sivua
"...a new, startlingly clear-sighted vision of the often misunderstood Japanese." ' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"...An astute, accessible, and absorbingly original appreciation of a nation whose true colors have been exaggerated or misrepresented..."' Kirkus Reviews (featured review)

"...an excellent primer on post-cold war Japan."' Time

"...Smith has a discerning eye for the conflicted nature of ordinary Japanese."' Business Week

Patrick Smith has produced a landmark book - timely, authoritative and completely engrossing - that shows how Japan is engaged in a fundamental and far-reaching redefinition of itself. At the same time, Smith says, Westerners must also take a hard look at long-held myths and assumptions about Japan's historical, political, social and psychological development.

In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Japan: A Reinterpretation is destined to become a classic work on a powerful, yet still enigmatic country and its people.

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A radically against-the-grain appraisal of Japan and the Japanese from a journalist who spent many years on the Asia beat. Drawing largely on his own experience and research, Smith (The Nippon ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Smith, a journalist (New York Times, International Herald Tribune), attacks the view of Japan held by most Americans. Articulated best by Edwin O. Reischauer (The Japanese, 1977; updated as The ... Lue koko arvostelu


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PATRICK SMITH has worked as an editor and correspondent for more than twenty years (fourteen of them in Asia) with several publications, including The New Yorker and The International Herald Tribune . He is the author of The Nippon Challenge: Japan's Pursuit of the Americas Cup . He lives in Connecticut.

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