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Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Peter Duus


In this collection of writings, covering the period from 1878 to 1989, a wide range of Japanese visitors to the United States offer their perspectives on Americans and American society. The authors have selected essays and articles by Japanese from many walks of life: writers and academics, bureaucrats and priests, politicians and journalists, businessmen, philanthropists, artists. Their views often reflect power relations between America and Japan, particularly during the wartime and post-war periods, but all of them deal with common themes—America's origins, its ethnic diversity, its social ... More

Keywords: America, Japan, ethnic diversity, gender relations, social conformity, wealth, cultural arrogance, American society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520268432
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Duus, author