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The Emperors of Modern Japan by Ben-Ami…
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The Emperors of Modern Japan (2008)

by Ben-Ami Shillony

Other authors: Imatani Akira (Contributor), Rosemarie Bernard (Contributor), Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti (Contributor), Christopher Goto-Jones (Contributor), Sally A. Hastings (Contributor)7 more, Takahashi Hiroshi (Contributor), Rikki Kersten (Contributor), Lonnie Toshio Kishiyama (Cover photographer), Shimazono Susumu (Contributor), Hara Takeshi (Contributor), Julia Adeney Thomas (Contributor), Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi (Contributor)

Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section Five, Japan (14)

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"The Japanese emperors, a peculiar and unique phenomenon in modern times, are the subject of this important handbook edited by Ben-Ami Shillony. An international team of leading scholars looks at these emperors - Meiji (Mutsuhito), Taisho (Yoshihito), Showa (Hirohito), and the present emperor Akihito - both as personalities, and as a constantly developing institution. It becomes clear that both the personalities, and the periods in which they reign(ed) have shaped Japanese monarchy, and our image of it." "The essays thoroughly deal with topics such as the ideology behind the institution, the roles of the emperors and their wives, their visual representation, their links to Christianity, the antagonism they called forth in right-wing circles, Hirohito's much-debated war responsibility, and the controversy over amending the succession rules."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Ben-Ami Shillonyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Akira, ImataniContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernard, RosemarieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galanti, Sigal Ben-RafaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goto-Jones, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hastings, Sally A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hiroshi, TakahashiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kersten, RikkiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kishiyama, Lonnie ToshioCover photographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Susumu, ShimazonoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Takeshi, HaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, Julia AdeneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wakabayashi, Bob TadashiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The historical role of the Japanese emperors was different from that of kings and emperors in most other countries.
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