Book Announcement: The Rhetoric of Emperor Hirohito: Continuity and Rupture in Japan’s Dramas of Modernity

The Rhetoric of Emperor Hirohito: Continuity and Rupture in Japan’s Dramas of Modernity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443889889
Hardback, pp180, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Rhetoric of Emperor Hirohito: Continuity and Rupture in Japan’s Dramas of Modernity, by Takeshi Suzuki.

This book investigates the wartime role of Emperor Hirohito and the transition of the Emperor System, a structure which had been in place for a large period of Japanese history, and one undergoing significant change due to a series of intense encounters with Western-style modernity since the Meiji period of the late nineteenth century. Specifically, it explores moments in three episodes of social reality that were part of the wartime experience of the Japanese people: namely, the initiation of the conflict, accomplishing an end to the war, and the transition to post-war society.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-rhetoric-of-emperor-hirohito


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


The Rhetoric of Emperor Hirohito: Continuity and Rupture in Japan’s Dramas of Modernity can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Author

Takeshi Suzuki received his PhD in Communication Studies, Northwestern University, USA. He is a Professor in the School of Information and Communication at Meiji University, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Film and Screen of the University of Cambridge, UK. His recent publications include The Dispute Over the Diayu/Senkaku Islands: How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order (2014) and Scrutinizing Argument in Practice (2015).

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