AUTHORBix, Herbert P.
TITLEHirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
PUBLISHERHarperCollins Publishers
CITYNew York, NY

This insightful biography reveals new information about the powerful leader, Hirohito, and shows how he was influenced by both the modern scientific worldview and imperialistic tradition in the 60 years he reigned over Japan. Herbert Bix tells of Hirohito’s role in the invasion of China in 1937 and in World War II. Several chapters describe the emperor's agonizing decsion to surrender to the Allies in 1945 and the sucessful partnership with General MacArthur during the post-World War II period. The thoroughly researched biography is useful in understanding Japan's role in World War II and the period that followed.

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