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Japan Since 1945 (Paul E. Dunscomb)

ISBN 978-0-924304-75-0. 102 pages. Paperback.

“Concisely rendered, engagingly written, and thoughtful in its judgments, this short book is a most valuable interpretation of Japan’s remarkable history since the end of World War II.” — Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

“Surveys the dramatic changes in Japan’s society, politics, economy, international relations, and culture from defeat in World War II through the disasters of March 11, 2011. Paul Dunscomb analyzes Japan’s postwar experience with balance and admirable clarity, writing in an accessible and fast-paced style that will be welcomed by students and teachers alike. This is by far the best short introduction to the history of contemporary Japan available for classroom use.” — William M. Tsutsui, President, Hendrix College