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Williams, David 1948 July 19-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 3,131 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David Williams
Japan and the enemies of open political science by David Williams( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central argument of Japan and the Enemies of Open Political Science is that Eurocentric blindness is not a moral but a scientific failing. In this wide-ranging critique of Western social science, Anglo-American philosophy and French theory, Williams works on the premise that Japan is the most important political system of our time. He explains why social scientists have been so keen to ignore or denigrate Japan's achievements. If social science is to meet the needs of the `Pacific Century', it requires a sustained act of intellectual demolition and subsequent renewal
Defending Japan's Pacific war : the Kyoto School Philosophers and post-white power by David Williams( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their published writings and hitherto secret anti-Tojo seminars of 1940-44, the philosophers of the Kyoto School took the first soundings of the post-White age that will define our tomorrow. They offered us the philosophy of our future."--Jacket
Japan : beyond the end of history by David Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this analysis of Japan's policy-making, David Williams places his argument within the debates about Japanese political economy in the United States and Britain, debates previously polarised between m̀arket' and m̀inistry' views. He presents Japanese-style nationalist development as a serious challenge to Western values and theory
The left in the shaping of Japanese democracy : essays in honour of J.A.A. Stockwin by David Williams( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leftist thought and activism stands as a defining force in the articulation of political culture and policy in modern Japan. Operating from the periphery of formal political power for the most part, the Japanese Left has had an impact that extends far beyond its limited success at the ballot box. The essays that compose this Oxford Festschrift range over a wide set of themes including the tragic careers of two prewar left-wing martyrs (Goto-Jones); Hisashi Asô, the great Socialist apostate (Kersten); the Left's evasion of constitutional sovereignty (Williams); the rise and fall of Nikkyô-sô (Aspinall); the Left's impact on privatization and bureaucratic reform (Nakano); the demise of parliamentary Socialism (Hyde); the Left's recent embrace of free market principles (Schoppa); critical Japan studies and American empire since '9.11' (Williams); and history's final judgment on the fate of this great political movement (Banno)
The philosophy of Japanese wartime resistance : a reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "the standpoint of world history and Japan" by David Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of 'The standpoint of world history and Japan' may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite Japanese opinion during the twelve months after Pearl Harbor, these subversive discussions involved four of the finest minds of the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy. Tainted by controversy and shrouded in conspiratorial mystery, these transcripts were never republished in Japan after the war, and they have never been translated into English except in selective and often highly biased form. David Williams has now produced the first objective, balanced and close interpretative reading of these three discussions in their entirety since 1943. This version of the wartime Kyoto School transcripts is neither a translation nor a paraphrase but a fuller rendering in reader-friendly English that is convincingly faithful to the spirit of the original texts. The result is a masterpiece of interpretation and inter-cultural understanding between the Confucian East and the liberal West. Seventy years after Tojo came to power, these documents of the Japanese resistance to his wartime government and policies exercise a unique claim on students of Japanese history and thought today because of their unrivalled revelatory potential within the vast literature on the Pacific War. The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance may therefore stand as the most trenchant analysis of the political, philosophic and legal foundations of the place of the Pacific War in modern Japanese history yet to appear in any language."
The revolutionary 1980s : towards a new era in the Euro-American science of Japanese government by David Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Japanese wartime resistance( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan studies : normal or revolutionary science? by David Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozawa Ichirō : the making of a Japanese kingmaker by David Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Japan's Pacific war : the Kyoto philosophers and the idea of a post-white world by David Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before we go to war with China and North Korea : the unmastered lessons of America's wars against Confucian Asia, from Pearl Harbor to the fall of Saigon by David Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A war with China and North Korea is not inevitable, but neither is an American victory should such a war come. To prepare Americans for all eventualities, we might want to learn more about how East Asians think and fight. In such matters of grave seriousness, our past may become our prologue. We have engaged in five wars with Confucian Asia since Pearl Harbor. As we have had one victory, one stalemate and three defeats, it may be time to master the lessons of these struggles before we go to war with China and North Korea"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Japan and the enemies of open political science
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Defending Japan's Pacific war : the Kyoto School Philosophers and post-white powerJapan : beyond the end of historyThe left in the shaping of Japanese democracy : essays in honour of J.A.A. StockwinDefending Japan's Pacific war : the Kyoto philosophers and the idea of a post-white world
Alternative Names
Williams, David E. 1948-

Williams, David Edward 1948-

Languages
English (73)