Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations
Edited by Akira Iriye
Harvard University Press, 1975, 304 pp.
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.