Secrets of Japan 1935 CHAMAN LAL National Character Modernization 1930s Society 1st Edition in Dust Jacket


Title: Secrets of Japan: Reveals the real secrets of Japan's phenomenal rise to power. A book entirely free from political prejudices or controversies

Author: Chaman Lal

Description: First edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Inscription on front pastedown; minor spot of soiling of ffep, else interior is clean. Missing rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has a few small chips and short closed tears; in an archival sleeve. 32 plates with illustrations from photographs. 228 pp. 8.75 x 6 inches. Scarce in dust jacket.

Written for the people of India with the intent to show the positive example of Japan as a modernizing country with a view towards India's independence from Britain. Foreword by Mr. S. Takaishi, Chief Editor of the Osaka Mainichi & the Tokyo Nichi-Nichi. Introduction by Dr. James A. B. Scherer, author of about a dozen books on Japan and one of the founders of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The principle secrets of Japan discussed are: deep-rooted patriotism, the national language, national character, national discipline, compulsory education, devotion to the Emperor, form of government, family structure, approach to business and labor, a spirit of cooperation in business, inventive skill and virtue of adaptability, radios in every home, the values and social role of women, and press and newspapers, art and religion.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Kenkyusha Printing Co.
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Year: 1935

Keywords: modernization, Japan, 1930s, Thirties, national character, social studies,

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