Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations

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Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations

Edited by Akira Iriye
Harvard University Press, 1975
304 pp. $15.00
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Americans are variously virtuous heirs and caretakers of liberty and justice for all, or greedy racist decadent bullies. Japanese have seemed charming and delicate doll's-house craftsmen, or treacherous less-than-human hordes. This collection of papers about mutual misperceptions and their evils is long on fascinating detail, short on analysis.