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Bix, Herbert P.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 126 publications in 7 languages and 3,874 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator
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Most widely held works by Herbert P Bix
Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( Book )

19 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades
Peasant protest in Japan, 1590-1884 by Herbert P Bix( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( Book )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers a look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation's increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. From the moment of capitulation, we see how American and Japanese leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by whitewashing his wartime role and reshaping the historical consciousness of the Japanese people. The key to this strategy was Hirohito's alliance with General MacArthur, who helped him maintain his stature and shed his militaristic image, while MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to assist him in converting Japan into a peaceful nation. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's image would loom large over the postwar years and later decades, as Japan began to make its way in the modern age and struggled -- as it still does -- to come to terms with its past. Until the very end of a career that embodied the conflicting aims of Japan's development as a nation, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and with his place in history
Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Japanese emperor reveals a powerful man who successfully cultivated an image of a reluctant king while manipulating important events behind the scenes for five decades
Yu ren tian huang to jin dai no Ri ben no xing cheng by Bikesi( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu guan zhu zhao he tian huang ru he zai jin chen bang zhu xia kai chuang chu zheng zhi kong jian, Jin xing le 20 nian de du li zheng zhi tong zhi, Ji qi zai mi mi zhuang tai he wu ze ren ti xi bei jing xia, Gua tou zheng zhi you guan zhan zheng de jue ce ru he zuo chu deng
Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuren tian huang : to kindai no Nihon no keisei by Herbert P Bix( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in 5 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhen xiang : Yuren tian huang yu qin Hua zhan zheng = Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji fa du zhe qu zheng shi zhan zheng shi ru he bei zheng dang hua de,Ri ben guo jia shou nao ji qi jin chen men de li shi shi ru he bei cuan gai de wen ti.Nei rong bao kuo: huang tai zi de jiao yu, ren shan de zheng zhi, bi xia de zhan zheng deng
Tōkyō saiban to Kokusai Kensatsukyoku : kaitei kara hanketsu made by International Military Tribunal for the Far East( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occupied territories under Israeli rule : on the origins of the Intifada by Herbert P Bix( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1960-yŏndae( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Korean and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese imperialism and Manchuria, 1890-1931 by Herbert P Bix( )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese Monarchy, 1931-91 Ambassador Grew and the Making of the Symbol Emperor System by Masanori Nakamura( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SYMBOL EMPEROR SYSTEM -- 11 THE ENTERPRISE STATE AND THE EMPEROR SYSTEM -- APPENDIX 1 The Origins of the ""Symbol"" and Its Future: Thoughts on the Symbol Emperor System -- APPENDIX 2 The Third Way, or the Path Not Taken -- NOTES -- INDEX -- ILLUSTRATIONS FOLLOW PAGE 34. -- About the Author
Showa tenno by Herbert P Bix( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority.Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor's impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation's increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. In fact, the emperor stubbornly prolonged the war effort and then used the horrifying bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with the Soviet entrance into the war, as his exit strategy from a no-win situation. From the moment of capitulation, we see how American and Japanese leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by whitewashing his wartime role and reshaping the historical consciousness of the Japanese people. The key to this strategy was Hirohito's alliance with General MacArthur, who helped him maintain his stature and shed his militaristic image, while MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to assist him in converting Japan into a peaceful nation. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's image would loom large over the postwar years and later decades, as Japan began to make its way in the modern age and struggled-as it still does-to come to terms with its past.Until the very end of a career that embodied the conflicting aims of Japan's development as a nation, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and with his place in history. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy. Meticulously researched and utterly engaging, this book is proof that the history of twentieth-century Japan cannot be understood apart from the life of its most remarkable and enduring leader
Zhen xiang : Yuren tian huang yu qin hua zhan zheng = Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Chinese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority. Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor's impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation's increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. In fact, the emperor stubbornly prolonged the war effort and then used the horrifying bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with the Soviet entrance into the war, as his exit strategy from a no-win situation. From the moment of capitulation, we see how American and Japanese leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by whitewashing his wartime role and reshaping the historical consciousness of the Japanese people. The key to this strategy was Hirohito's alliance with General MacArthur, who helped him maintain his stature and shed his militaristic image, while MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to assist him in converting Japan into a peaceful nation. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's image would loom large over the postwar years and later decades, as Japan began to make its way in the modern age and struggled -- as it still does -- to come to terms with its past. Until the very end of a career that embodied the conflicting aims of Japan's development as a nation, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and with his place in history. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy. Meticulously researched and utterly engaging, this book is proof that the history of twentieth-century Japan cannot be understood apart from the life of its most remarkable and enduring leader
Nhật hoàng Hirohito và công cuộc kiến thiết nước nhật hiện đại by Herbert P Bix( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Undetermined and Vietnamese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showa tenno( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirohito and the making of modern Japan by Herbert P Bix( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority. Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor's impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation's increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. In fact, the emperor stubbornly prolonged the war effort and then used the horrifying bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with the Soviet entrance into the war, as his exit strategy from a no-win situation. From the moment of capitulation, we see how American and Japanese leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by whitewashing his wartime role and reshaping the historical consciousness of the Japanese people. The key to this strategy was Hirohito's alliance with General MacArthur, who helped him maintain his stature and shed his militaristic image, while MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to assist him in converting Japan into a peaceful nation. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's image would loom large over the postwar years and later decades, as Japan began to make its way in the modern age and struggled -- as it still does -- to come to terms with its past. Until the very end of a career that embodied the conflicting aims of Japan's development as a nation, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and with his place in history. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy
Zhao he tian huang : yu ren yu jin dai ri ben de xing cheng by Herbert P Bix( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bikesi, Hebote

Biksŭ, Hŏbŏtʿŭ P.

Bix Herbert

Herbert P. Bix Amerikaans historicus

Piksŭ, Hŏbŏtʿŭ P.

Бикс Г

Бикс Герберт

빅스, 허버트 P. 1938-

ハーバート・ビックス

ビックス, ハーバート

赫伯特.P.比克斯

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