HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS
Cover: The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995, from Harvard University PressCover: The People's Emperor in PAPERBACK

Harvard East Asian Monographs 211

The People's Emperor

Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674010888

Publication Date: 02/28/2003

Short

360 pages

6 x 9 inches

25 halftones, 4 line illustrations

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

World

  • Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • The Monarchy, “660 B.C.”–1945
    • The Making of the Modern Monarchy
    • The Monarchy after World War I
    • The Emperor System and the Fifteen-Year War, 1931–45
  • The Constitutional Symbolic Monarchy
    • The Symbolic Monarchy as Japanese Tradition
    • Interpreting the Emperor’s New Role
    • The Imperial Decoration System
    • Contesting the Symbolic Monarchy
    • Official Legitimization
    • The “Constitutional Symbolic Monarchy under Popular Sovereignty”
  • Ministerial Briefings and Emperor Hirohito in Politics
    • Briefings under the New Constitution and the Occupation, 1947–52
    • The Post-Occupation Period
  • Imperial War Responsibility and Apologies
    • Emperor Hirohito’s New Clothes
    • Emperor Hirohito and General Charles de Gaulle: Referents for Sanitized Memories of the War in Japan and France
    • The Right’s Endorsement of the Symbolic Monarchy
    • Imperial Apologies and the Constitution
  • Nationalistic Movements to Restore Cultural Symbols of the Monarchy
    • The Foundation Day Re-Establishment Movement
    • The Movement to Perpetuate the Reign-Name System
  • The “Monarchy of the Masses”
    • Hirohito, Emperor of the People
    • The Emergence of Crown Prince Akihito
    • An Imperial “Love Match”
    • Backlash Against the Monarchy of the Masses
    • The Warm, Fuzzy Heisei Monarchy
  • Conclusion
  • Reference Matter
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2004 Jiro Osaragi Commentary Prize, Asahi Shimbun
Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, by Joshua Bennett, from Harvard University Press

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.