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