This new in-depth study of Hasegawa Nyozekan (1895–1969) examines his life and intellectual contributions as a pre-eminent liberal reformer through his role as a journalist and social critic, particularly in pre-war and wartime Japan.
Mary L. Hanneman is Associate Professor of Asian History in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She earned her Ph.D. in modern Japanese history at the University of Washington. She is the author of
Japan Faces the World, 1925-1952 (Pearson Education, 2001) as well as articles on modern Japanese intellectual history.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Hasegawa Nyozekan; 2 The Japanese national character; 3 Taisho democracy; 4 Fascism and the path to war; 5 Postwar Japan; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index