Japan: A Reinterpretation
Harpercollins, 1998 - 390 pagine
"...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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JAPAN: A ReinterpretationRecensione dell'utente - Kirkus
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 ... Leggi recensione completa
Japan: a reinterpretationRecensione dell'utente - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 ... Leggi recensione completa