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作者 Hirata, Keiko
書名 Japan : the paradox of harmony / Keiko Hirata, Mark Warschauer
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780300186079 (hbk.)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  DS822.5 .H548 2014    在架上    30610020443271
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  952.04 H668    在架上    30550100571205
說明 viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 "Following a crushing defeat in World War II, Japan rose like a phoenix from the literal ashes to become a model of modernity and success, for decades Asia's premier economic giant. Yet it remains a nation hobbled by rigid gender roles, protectionist policies, and a defensive, inflexible corporate system that has helped bring about political and economic stagnation. The unique social cohesion that enabled Japan to cope with adversity and develop swiftly has also encouraged isolationism, given rise to an arrogant and inflexible bureaucracy, and prevented the country from addressing difficult issues. Its culture of hard work--in fact, overwork--is legendary, but a declining population and restrictions on opportunity threaten the nation's future. Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer have combined thoroughly researched deep analysis with engaging anecdotal material in this enlightening portrait of modern-day Japan, creating an honest and accessible critique that addresses issues from the economy and politics to immigration, education, and the increasing alienation of Japanese youth"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-
National characteristics, Japanese
Harmony (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Japan
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Japan -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1945-
HISTORY / Asia / Japan. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Warschauer, Mark
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