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The Death of an Emperor: Japan at the Crossroads
The Death of an Emperor Japan at the Crossroads
Author: Thomas Crump
Hirohito was the last Japanese Emperor to claim divine status, and his death in 1989 not only saw the end of a 63-year reign, but also brought into question the entire future of the monarchy. Three critical factors in traditional life relating to the role of the Emperor are now open to change. Firstly the extent to which the gods of Shinto deter...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780192852427
ISBN-10: 0192852426
Publication Date: 8/15/1991
Pages: 250
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Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (T)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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