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Japanese Marxist: A Portrait of Kawakami Jajime 1879-1946
Japanese Marxist: A Portrait of Kawakami Jajime 1879-1946
By Gail Lee Bernstein
Harvard University Press, 1976, 221 pp
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"A modern-day samurai in search of a principle to which he could dedicate his life." This sensitive biography helps explain the continuing attraction of Marxism to some Japanese intellectuals imbued with strong traditional values of morality, duty and self-sacrifice.