Altered States

Altered States : The United States and Japan Since the Occupation

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Michael Schaller supplies the historical background to show how the US transformed Japan from enemy to ally, covering the crucial years from 1945 to 1973 in which Japan emerged as a regional and global economic power. Schaller focuses on political, strategic, and economic relations, illuminating the connections between America's early trade policies toward Japan and the desire to secure the country as a bulwark against Communism in Asia.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.8 x 240.5 x 27.7mm | 701.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 8 pp halftones
  • 0195069161
  • 9780195069167
  • 1,344,162

About Michael Schaller

Michael Schaller is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. He is the author of a number of books, including Reckoning with Reagan: America and its President in the 1980s; Douglas McArthur: Far Eastern General; The American Occupation of Japan: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia; and The United States and China in the Twentieth Century.show more

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A scholar's wordly-wise appraisal of the mutually expedient ties that have bound the US and Japan since the end of WWII. ... An informative briefing on a decidedly odd geopolitical couple's increasingly ambivalent alliance. * Kirkus Reviews, 1 July 1997 * A scholar's worldly-wise appraisal of the mutually expendient ties that have bound the US and Japan since the end of WWII. An informative briefing on a decidedly odd geopolitical couple's increasingly ambivalent alliance. * Kirkus Reviews, July 1997 * attention to detail, and a narrative whose control is admirable given the easily contestable and often inflammatory nature of its objects * Peter Rawlings, American Studies, Vol. 34/3 2000 *show more

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