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Empire and Aftermath

Empire and Aftermath

Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1878–1954

J. W. Dower

ISBN 9780674251267

Publication date: 09/15/1988

This detailed biography of Japan's postwar prime minister was favorably received in the United States and has sold widely in translation in Japan.


  • A very valuable addition to the literature on Japan’s modern history and politics. Based on extensive research into both Japanese and American materials, it provides the reader with a thorough knowledge of Yoshida’s personality and political career which, considering Yoshida’s strong personal impact on the formation of postwar politics, is an important prerequisite to an understanding of Japan’s modern development.

    —Public Affairs

Book Details

  • 618 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • Harvard University Asia Center